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Old 01-21-2006, 08:50 AM
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Paint detail on blowers?

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I want to hi lite my Weiand signs on my 6-71 blower in red trim. My wife who paints has a steady hand andd can use one of her hundred little brushes to do it, but what paint should I use? Dont really want to order or have 50 bucks in this and wont need over 1/4 cup for all of it, but does a parts store sell something that will work? Hg

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if the letters are raised. put a little paint on a piece of card board. then take a small piece of open cell foam, dab it in the paint. then carefully dab it on the letters.
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Is the part that you want to paint, recessed? If so it is fairly simple to paint. Since you wife has the painting experience I will not try to suggest how to to do, she is probably better than me at it.

As far as paint goes, go buy a can of your favorite type of engine paint. Take the top off, and spray the paint into the cap until it forms a puddle. Dab your brush in the puddle and paint away. Refill as needed. This will give you high temp paint and it's cheap. I use this method all the time with good results.

If you have any on the areas you didn't want painted just take a little thinner on a rag and remove it.

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Old 01-21-2006, 12:33 PM
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Testors model car paint seems to hold up to heat and sun exposure well. I would use that, stuffs like $3 for a little bottle and always gives a sharp finish. There is lots of color variety here too. You can get it at any hobby shop, make sure you buy the Enamel and not the water base.

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I think on the Trucks Tv show he did something like this. I never tried it but seems like it would work if your careful.
What the guy did was paint it with a spray bomb, then put some paint thinner on a rag and wiped all around it before the paint dried and so he only had the recessed part painted.
Sounds like it may work, but Id be careful to keep from getting it in the part of fit you want painted.


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Thanks Guys.
I think I'll use the hi temp purple engine paint and have her use her brush and do it. Shes pretty decent so it should work. Hg
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It s that purple paint that gets me ? MR.wormy
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