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 "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of = 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 =20 "Never drive faster than your gaurdian angel can fly" =20 Priest & Sons Model Engineers http://www.kinvermes.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/p1.htm -----Original Message----- From: modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx = [mailto:modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Donkitson1@xxxxxxx Sent: 26 October 2005 21:30 To: modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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) MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to,=20 modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the = subject line. MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.