How to Etch Powder Coated Yeti

Laser engraving is an excellent way to personalize a Yeti tumbler or cup. Not only is the technique durable and visually appealing, it is often used by businesses for promotional purposes as well. Engraving Yeti products using an xTool D1 Pro laser machine may be possible.

Yeti cups make an increasingly popular and useful gift item, but how can one etch one with powder coating?

1. Prepare the surface

Although Yeti tumblers are powder coated and durable, it’s not unusual for them to experience scratches or paint chipping due to daily usage or accidental drops or bumps. There is however an effective solution available that can make your Yeti look brand new again!

First, prepare the surface that you will etch by making sure it is free from oils – using a lint-free cloth is ideal. Next, you should use high temperature tape – one that can withstand temperatures of 400 degrees without melting into powder coat – to mark off where you intend to etch.

Your etching machine requires a rotary attachment and risers for proper functioning, such as the xTool RA2 Pro which can etch cylindrical objects such as Yeti tumblers.

2. Apply a coat of acetone

Powder coating provides a long-term and aesthetic finish for metals, applied via an electrostatic process and then baked off in an oven. It can be applied to any metal capable of withstanding the electrostatic charge needed to affix powder to its surface as well as high temperatures produced during curing – this includes both steel and stainless steel surfaces.

Yeti tumblers have quickly become an indispensable item among outdoor enthusiasts and people working 9 to 5, alike. Their versatility also makes them ideal for customization with spray paint – creating an exciting DIY project couples or individuals can tackle together for an eye-catching result!

xTool D1 Pro is an ideal tool for engraving Yeti cups and other cylindrical objects, thanks to its diode laser which offers great engraving precision. It can handle fine details with ease while providing unparalleled engraving precision.

3. Apply a second coat of acetone

Powder coating is a tough yet attractive finish applied to metal products for protection and aesthetic purposes. Perfect for many different uses – Yeti cups and tumblers among them – powder coating is easy to use and comes in virtually every hue you can think of!

Powder coating stainless steel requires being free from contamination, accepting an electrostatic charge from the spray powder applied, and accepting high heat levels required for curing. In general, any non-ferrous metal alloy can be powder coated.

Hanover Powder Coating can assist you in designing a custom Yeti cup or tumbler to meet your unique specifications. Our staff have years of experience applying custom colors for our clients – contact us now for more details!

4. Apply a third coat of acetone

For an effective powder coated Yeti etch, apply a third coat of acetone directly onto its surface. This will help eliminate any remaining markings or oils left from powder coating process – just remember to use a lint-free cloth during this step!

The xTool D1 Pro is a high-accuracy laser engraving and cutting machine capable of engraving on numerous surfaces such as Yeti cups and tumblers, metal, wood, leather, and paper.

Start out by gathering all of the necessary tools needed to etch a powder coated Yeti cup. First, you must prepare its surface by cleaning and applying primer; additionally, a baking tray will help ground electrostatic charge from your powder coating gun.

5. Apply a final coat of acetone

Powder coating Yeti cups is an increasingly popular hobby that utilizes an electrostatic charge to adhere the powder directly onto its surface, without resorting to chemical solvents or carriers.

Powder coated Yeti tumblers are durable and resistant to scratches and scuff marks, and safe for washing in a dishwasher. It is important that any paint leakage does not happen internally through any openings in the cup itself.

To remove powder coating, there are various approaches you can take: chemical strippers, heat and abrasives can all help to strip away its protective layer. Citristrip is one of the easiest products on the market and can be found at most home improvement stores; its lower scent makes for an easier user experience than many other strippers.

Leave a Comment

We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept