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Does a full sized car have to be painted white for scanning?

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Does a full sized car have to be painted white for scanning?

Postby andymation » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:27 pm

cnc Dave and his full-sized car scan has inspired me.
There is a full-sized car I want to scan, but there is no way I will paint it. It is a stainless steel Delorean.
Can anyone tell me if I will be able to get adequate results with a stainless steel finish?
Keep in mind the stainless steel has a brushed finish, not mirror.

Thanks
Andy

* Also note, I have not yet built a scanner, and I would rather not put in all the time if it's not going to work on a brushed stainless steel finish.
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Re: Does a full sized car have to be painted white for scann

Postby Enzo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:37 am

Hallo, I am new here and have no experience with stainless steel. However there is always the possibility to use this:
http://www.instandhaltung24.com/shop/pr ... 7647lbt5p5
or
http://www.ril-chemie.de/vmchk/PT-Eindr ... -2644.html

it is usually used for different things, but it will give you a smooth white surface and is easy to remove afterwards (also a whole car might be some work). it is used at our university for all kind of laser measurements, so it works really good...

greetings... Enzo
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Re: Does a full sized car have to be painted white for scann

Postby eliscio » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:20 pm

Hi Andy,

I believe the Delorian has a dull finish so you might be able to get away with a lot with just the untreated surface. However, in a pinch you can just use a bit of baby powder and a brush to break up any bright or shiny parts. Glass is a whole other story, but you might be able to just tape some craft paper over it??

Cheers,

Eugene
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Re: Does a full sized car have to be painted white for scann

Postby andymation » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:26 pm

Great to hear Eugene.
I'm going to work on getting a laser built and give it a try.
Thanks also for the recommendation on baby powder.
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