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 Post subject: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Aug Wed 08, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Years ago I had a gold crayon filler stick for filling in indented lettering, rub in and wipe surface off, think it was a Minwax product but they don't show one. Ideas???


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 Post subject: Re: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Aug Thu 09, 2018 12:09 am 
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Lacquer-Stik had the gold. Not sure if they still make it?

Apparently, so...

http://www.markal.com/solid-paint-markers/lacquer-stik/

AES or Radio-Daze may distribute.

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 Post subject: Re: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Aug Thu 09, 2018 12:34 am 
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I have purchased gold and silver coloured ink pens with differing size nibs at local art supply stores. The ink in them is fluid enough to flow into the engraving in metal face plates yet can be controlled well enough to handle surface work as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Aug Fri 10, 2018 11:23 pm 
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If you have a store that sells Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing game items (maybe a large comic shop) they may have them for custom-coloring the numerals on gaming dice.

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 Post subject: Re: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Sep Wed 12, 2018 3:19 am 
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Here is another option, search Amazon or Ebay for "AMACO Rub 'n Buff Wax Metallic Finish, Gold Leaf" It comes in a tube and you squeeze a little out on your finger or a Q-tip, apply, and rub off the excess.

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 Post subject: Re: Gold lettering filler
PostPosted: Sep Wed 12, 2018 8:44 am 
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Can be done with ordinary model paint. After knob, or whatever, is being filled is cleaned and wiped with say Mineral Spirits then lightly brush paint over the area to be filled and allow to dry.

After a couple of hours, you don't want the paint to have got too hard, stretch a piece of lint free cloth (old clean handkerchief) over a small steel rule and secure in place if needed with masking tape. Spread a tiny amount of a mildly abrasive polish over the flat of the ruler and use it to remove the excess paint.

Any letters that dont fill properly can be done again but leave over night before a wipe with a dampened cotton bud and MS.

Gary


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