A quick little play this morning using the SS replacement buttons from fasttech.
As much as this worked I was unable to get the height of the resin to a level I like the buttons to be so I will stick with my turned addon button covers
Button (Fasttech SS replacement button Iso alcohol Sand Paper
UV Resin Colorant (Pigment, Ink, Mica etc) Toothpicks or tiny stirrers Double sided tape Gloves Baking paper or mixing surface
Button Prep Etch and clean new button Stabilise button with double sided tape to a flat surface
Mix a small amount of UV Resin with colourants Drizzle very slowly to the top of the button (making sure you don’t spill over)
Note: Uv Resin will set in the sun but a quicker method is to use a UV light (this resin takes a specific wavelength to activate) a small nail polish uv device will work
Place under uv for 3x 2 mins. Letting cool slightly in between. If you have used flake or mica the surface will not be totally smooth so you can layer more clear resin for a higher dome finish after the 1st blast of uv.
Proof of concept works ....... but for me I cannot dome the resin high enough for what I want the button to feel like. But for other people that want fancy buttons that still like the flatter feel then this is a good option. Another thought for consideration. I probably would use epoxy rather than UV resin. Takes longer but I can use a higher viscosity and make a thicker button. You could probably do the same with coloured nail varnish if you use the plastic buttons.
I know matey.. but if Crisscross has spare i thought about trying to etch them..
Lol, Guri - you need to go back over many pages & many forums - Chris never sells any of her creations & doesn't like being asked - I should know - I learnt that the hard way & it took me a while to "get" it Your best bet for Billet buttons would be Billet box forums & FB but they aren't cheap