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Old 03-10-2018, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default painting tubes & gluing

Hey everyone
What is the best way to paint tubes and install them with out goofing
up the paint
How do you do it to get the best results please post photos
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a link and in that is a link to a video:

Painting tubes vs blanks

Another link on choosing the background color:

Seeing is believing - Reverse Painting

I am not sure that it is mentioned in those links but basically for most people, they allow the paint to dry overnight. There are other links that deal with what paints to use and not to use. Mainly it deals with TIME. I mentioned in the top link that CA and Epoxy do not attain full adherence as polyurethane (expanding) glues do, but poly glues require a different methodology - i.e. taping the tubes in while the glue expands and cures - but it does adhere 100%. This is critical on delicate blanks and wood that tend to "blow out", which is caused by lack of adherence contact. Filling with CA medium or thick, or even Epoxy does not guarantee that it has full contact. This has been learned by many after inspecting blowouts.
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