Any threads on how to color fill?
I want to fill in my lower. Tried twice with oil paints...failed miserably. Any 'how to' threads?
There is Actually a few ways to do it. Everyone does it a little Different most of the time the end result is the Same.
You can use Paint Lacquer Sticks that Brownells Sells Here, Crayons, or Testors Model Car Paint. They all work pretty good. I think the Testors holds up the best because its an Enamel. The Lacquer sticks hold up Very good as well. Although Many people have had excellent results only using Crayons. Personally I like to use the Lacquer Sticks from Brownells. I think its Easier to use. The Testor Enamel will have More of a Glossy Appearance than the Lacquer Sticks or Crayons will.
Start by Cleaning the area you want to Color Fill with Lacquer Thinner, Mineral Spirits, Break Cleaner, Carb Cleaner Or anything that wont leave an Oil residue. I like to use Carb Cleaner b/c Its Cheap and it Dries Fast. You want to Start with a Clean and Dry Surface. You want to Insure the Coloring is going to Stick good, It wont Stick Very well to a surface with Oil, Dirt or Residue on it. Be Sure Not to use to Real Harsh Chemicals that could Possibly Eat at the Anodized Finish on the Receiver.
Apply The Coloring into the roll marks it doesn't have to be perfectly in the Roll Marks but at the same time you don't want to make a big mess either. Most people use tooth picks to apply the Paint.
Use a rag, Something that wont put Lint into your work To gently remove the Excess Coloring/Material. Be sure Not to apply to much pressure Or you will actually take the Coloring back out of the roll marks. The Thinner/Lighter the Roll Mark is the Harder it is to keep the Coloring where you want it. You want to Complete this step right away, The longer it sits and Dries the Harder its going to be to Clean up!
Take some Lacquer Thinner or Mineral Spirits on a Rag and Lightly wipe the area down.
Hit it with some oil and its good to go. This Process should last years if its done Properly.
Its pretty easy if you mess up you can always use the Lacquer Thinner or Mineral Spirits to take it back off and try it again. Just don't let it sit to long if you plan to try it again.
The Same process is used for the Lacquer sticks. Except you Apply it directly to the Roll Marks, Not with a Tooth Pick. All the Other Steps remain the same.
If you want to use the Crayons Just use pressure to mash the crayon in the roll marks. Heat it up a little with a hair dryer and clean up the Excess.
Crayons are Definitely the safest way to do it. Its real easy to clean up and you can keep trying it until you get the desired look.
Hope that helps. Post some pictures when your Project is Completed.
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