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Old 01-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reverse Painting Blanks

I know it's been asked here before but would like some input on the various ways you guys/gals reverse paint your blanks? Method, paint, etc.
Thanks for any tricks, tips!
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I either spray some paint on some waxpaper and use a q-tip as a paint brush or put on some gloves and spray directly into the blanks from each side, be sure you are not down wind from the spray or you wil get a face full....DAMHIKT
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use spraypaint. Just a quick squirt in either end then set on-end to dry.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I went to Michaels and bought some cool looking acrylic paints in different colors and textures. From there I bought a GOOD brush, not the cheap ones that come with the kids water color kit. The better quality brush helps for fine painting inside the blank and helps to resolve paint build up that makes it a headache to get the tube to fit in. When I just need a basic color, I paint the brass tube with spraypaint.

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use the acrylic paints from Micheals or AC Moore.
I use a brush or a qtip to paint the inside of the blank.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I use a small bottle of testors paint and apply it with a q-tip.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+1 on the testors paint and q-tip. :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Someone on here gave the tip of getting Krylon fusion plastics paint and for my it has worked great for painting the insides of blanks. I just spray some in and roll the blank in all different directions to distribute After I think it is distributed around inside there, I whip the access out (like you would throw a baseball, only towards the ground.) . I also paint the tubes with enamel.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use acrylic craft paint. I just use a Q tip to make it happen. I will take a gun cleaning brush and mount it in the drill press to make a little extra room for paint in the hole before I paint anything.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Renowb- Like some others here, I use the Craft store acrylics and just dip a Q-tip in it and swab the inside. I DO NOT use a brush and try to get smooth lines or 100% coverage. Geez, it's the INSIDE of the blank. Don't fret about methods or "fine arts" painting. You are just trying to keep the brass from showing through and your painting will NEVER be noticed or known by the pen owner.
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