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buttermilk ruler paint

buttermilk makes fractals on the side of a glass; make a transparent version, then use it to see how things line up during repairs.
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Think of an airplane or a car being serviced. You could get all the bolts to their original tightness, and all the parts to their optimal alignment if they were covered with microruled paint.

Buttermilk makes tiny fractal lines as it spreads. Make an invisible, but IR detectable version of this as a spray coating.

Then, make images of the thing when it is new; just have the computer autotighten bolts to their original, now detectable, ruled placement during servicing to get micrometer accurate restoration of various tightnesses and screw heights.

This could bring new cachet to "refurbished"

beanangel, Dec 31 2017

Buttermilk fractals https://www.youtube...watch?v=Q35QLrwnMXg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 31 2017]

a crummy image of long fractal vertical streaks of buttermilk "liquid reticle" http://heavenlyhome...1/buttermilk1sm.JPG
[beanangel, Dec 31 2017]

Hammertone paint https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/Hammer_paint
[beanangel, Jan 01 2018]

microcrystalline car paint https://alsacorp.com/crystal-fx/
[beanangel, Jan 01 2018]


       Couldn't find anything about buttermilk fractals on glass.   

       A few giant stepping stone leaps across the river reality.   

       For instance , the spray would have to be at least a two reagent reaction with a time and then would still have to fixed. It would be easier to say image the new crystal structure of components together and reimage to document their aging.
wjt, Jan 01 2018

       I think it is easier than two reagents. Hammertone paint, it occured to me, is very similar just does not have long branching fractals like buttermilk. An invisible reformulation of hammertone [link] could be a microreticle paint.   

       I found out that it is almost baked! There is a visible range microcrystal paint for autos [link]. So the only things missing are ultra thin coat and invisible except to IR.
beanangel, Jan 01 2018

       The microcrystalline and Hammertone are not really true fractals, are they? Not in the sense, a tenth of a cm , a tenth of a mm, you want to use them for.
wjt, Jan 01 2018


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