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Old 06-07-2018, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Spraying the inside of blanks help

I have been painting the inside of pen blanks and the outside of my pen tubes with Testors paint. It works very well. I wanted to try matte black spray paint. The tubes were easy and quick. The blanks were another issue. Now I have matching flat black blanks - all black. My nice ——X X —— in each blank to help with alignment are covered. My error, I get that. At a minimum I’ll use blue tape on the blanks to shield them from the spray.

How do you spray paint the inside of your blanks?
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Spray the paint into a plastic cup and use a q-tip to apply the paint into the blank hole.

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Old 06-07-2018, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hold the blank in my hand and spray. Then afterwards I think to myself, you know I should have at least worn gloves. :)
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wrap them with Blue Tape.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by magpens View Post
Spray the paint into a plastic cup and use a q-tip to apply the paint into the blank hole.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use Tamiya acrylic spray paint for models. A small bottle lasts for many blanks. I chose the acrylic because I’ve had Testors enamel paint peel when inserting the tubes. Like you, I learned quickly to wrap a strip of blue tape around the ends that meet to keep my alignment marks. Unlike Curt, I always wear gloves
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use a 22 rifle cleaning bore jag with a half a cloth patch. Stick it through the hole, dip the cloth in paint, and remove. The inside is painted. I throw away the cloth, and wipe the jag off and ready for the next time.
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Guess Iím odd. I use a paintbrush to paint the inside.

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Point nozzle and push down on nozzle and magically paint comes out Don't make it harder than it is. If you have marks or can not get paint on outside of blank tape off. Unroll a piece from large roll. Take in right hand and wrap in clockwise direction. Sometimes I get crazy and wrap in counterclockwise direction. It is wild.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Mark; Just cut-off/round one corner of both blanks. Been there, done that, no t-shirt.
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