[modeleng] Re: Finishing Brass Plate.

Don,

Paint does not stick to brass at all well.  Some model engineers =
recommend
roughing the surface up with emery before painting to allow the paint to =
key
to the brass, however in my experience this method doesn't work all that
well.  By far the best in my experience is to prepare the brass by =
painting
it first with hamerite special paints primer [usual disclaimers]  It's a
water based paint which sticks to brass like you wouldn't believe.

Regards IP

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arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other,=20
body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a
Ride!"=20
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Sent: 26 October 2005 21:30
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Subject: [modeleng] Finishing Brass Plate.


Hi every one,
    A friend of mine has just about completed the  Tender for a 7.25" =
Gauge=20
King Loco.
    The question he has asked is does it require any  special treatment=20
before painting e.g. etching etc. to prevent the paint  peeling of =
later,
and what=20
type of paint is recommended. Are their any special  precautions he =
should=20
take before painting it.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Don (Nelson. East Lancs)

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