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Old 07-03-2017, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anybody tried these for reverse painting on pen blanks?

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Pretty steep if you ask me. I'll stick with my $3.99 brush set from Walmart.
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How does one do reverse painting on a pen blank?
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Not that brand, but the foam tipped swabs work just fine for spreading paint on the inside of a hole.
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Not that brand, but the foam tipped swabs work just fine for spreading paint on the inside of a hole.
Ok got it, painting the inside of a clear drilled blank.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I use Q-tips from dollar tree. Sometimes 200 for $1.00.

To answer the other question, I dip the q-tip into the paint and then swab the inside of the blank after drilling it thru. I suggest the use of epoxy to glue in the tube, as CA reacts with the paint and usually removes some. This will result in the tube showing thru after turning.

At least this is the method that works for me.
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I use a can of spray paint for painting both the tube and inside the blank. It takes about 1 minute for both of them and it produces a nice, even coat of paint. One can of pray paint will paint well over 100 blanks.


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I agree with turncrazy43 above. Works for me!
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I also use spray paint.
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I use acrylic paint from Michaels. I've tried mixing the paint in with the epoxy and it seems to work fine. Though, I think just painting the inside of the tube with a swab would work just fine.
How do you get the spray paint to evenly cover the inside of the blank??
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