First time we’ve been given the opportunity to try out our work on a prosthetic leg and what a refreshing experience it was. But not without its challenges.
We had a test run on a sample of the socket to see how the paint would respond to flexing and it seemed that although there was micro fracturing it was less visible with a solid, high gloss layer. However, we were concerned that these cracks would show up more and cause splintering of the design on the high flexing areas which would not be concealed well with the chosen colours.
We also weren’t sure how the lower part of the leg would fair being baked In the oven for the paint to harden.
So after a little experimenting and confirmation that the lower half could take the heat we forged ahead, as follows: