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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Ive read about quite a few different tecniques for painting raised lettering on gts. But I found the best way for me is to use the very small rollers available at home depot or lowes they are one inch in diameter and come with miniature plastic paint pan. The length of the roller is 3 inches and may be cut to match the height of your letters,simply coat the roller with paint roll of excess paint on to newspaper or carboard mask around perimeter of letters and have at it. Ive done three wheelhorse RJS this way and the results were impressive. thanks, HANKG.
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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:49 AM

 Ive done three wheelhorse RJS this way and the results were impressive. thanks, HANKG.

 

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:50 AM

Sounds like a good way to do that. Thanks!



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the tip Hank. I always find painting one of the most challenging parts of fixing up a tractor.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Sounds like that would work pretty well.

I had a buddy paint some letters on some SBC aluminum valve covers. He took regular playdoh, smeared it all around letters, then used alcohol I believe and clean off top of letters then painted. Once it all dried, he removed playdoh, cleaned everything with alcohol,...looked professionally machine painted. 


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 01:18 PM

What kind of paint do you use? When I was a kid we would use those paint crayons made for that.



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Sounds like that would work pretty well.

I had a buddy paint some letters on some SBC aluminum valve covers. He took regular playdoh, smeared it all around letters, then used alcohol I believe and clean off top of letters then painted. Once it all dried, he removed playdoh, cleaned everything with alcohol,...looked professionally machine painted. 

I've haven't ever heard of that. I'll be trying that later on if the kids will loan me some playdoh :D



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:03 PM

I LIKE THE PLAYDOH IDEA FOR IN BETWEEN THE LETTERS.EXCELLENT THANKS HANKG

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:39 PM

HERE IS A PICTURE OF ONE OF MY RJS USING THE ROLLER METHOD BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE LETTERS THE ROLLER DID NOT HIT IN BETWEEN THEM

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:23 PM

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:35 PM

That looks very good to me! Thanks for the tip, Hank!



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Those look mighty fine Hank.

I painted a set of "oldsmobile" lettered valve covers on my old Cutlass I had with a small paint brush, took me forever.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the tips.  I like the playdoh tip.  I usually use small paintbrushes and even toothpicks to help get the paint into those tough sometimes pitted areas.

 

My son is working on his Cub Tiger and he wants me to paint the tiger face on a piece of metal as well as the stripes. I have drawn the face free hand from an photo in a book ona sheet of paper. Now, I have to transfer it onto the metal.

 

What do you use to draw lines on your project?

I'm planning on using metal chalk to draw my lines on the metal and paint the detailing in later with enamel paint.  Then, I'll use clear coating to seal it.  What do you think?

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:00 AM

I'm planning on using metal chalk to draw my lines on the metal and paint the detailing in later with enamel paint.  Then, I'll use clear coating to seal it.  What do you think?

 

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I think I'll be lookin for that pic-rich, detailed thread.. :watch_over_fence:


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Where is all our play doh ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Great idea!

 

 

 

 






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