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 Post subject: Touching up gold coloring on knobs
PostPosted: Feb Sat 16, 2019 3:41 pm 
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How can I touch up the gold coloring in the center of these knobs from a Model 702 Emerson radio?


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 Post subject: Re: Touching up gold coloring on knobs
PostPosted: Feb Sat 16, 2019 3:49 pm 
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Mask the black with tape and spray paint the center.

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 Post subject: Re: Touching up gold coloring on knobs
PostPosted: Feb Sat 16, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Clean out the old paint first, before applying new. You can also use a lacquer marker stick, instead of spraying.

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 Post subject: Re: Touching up gold coloring on knobs
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 10:49 pm 
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+1 to above advice from LarryAD and fifties. You could also use liquid gold-leaf paint applied by brush. If so, use a good quality camel-hair artist's brush; apply the paint very quickly and then leave it alone until dry. The metallic particles in the paint will rise to the surface and give a good uniform appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Touching up gold coloring on knobs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 18, 2019 8:27 am 
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If you repaint without getting rid of the original bits you'll get ghosting in the new layer.


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