Post by scubarob99 on Jan 26, 2015 12:14:16 GMT -8
Fantastic result! I thought that the uneven surface of the batons actually gave the lume a chance to "grab" onto something, so painting the batons first wouldn't even cross my mind, but it looks amazing, and the coverage is first class! Congrats on a great,and brave, job.
Can ask you chaps what you mix your lume powder with to get the best results please, those jobs are great Sir Alan and top job landing that bridge on your 7a
The carrier supplied in most kits is either twp part epoxy or two part polyester. I have also tried Varithane since it is water based and the cleanup is a lot easier as well as non toxic.
The secret to application is getting the consistency just right and that only comes with practice. If the mix is too thin, you have to add more lume powder. If it's too thin then it is easily adjusted by adding more binder.
You will know if the mix is too thick because it won't 'wick' out on hands or flat surfaces. If it's too thin then it will 'wick' fine but sag when applied to hands and potentially run when applied to a flat surface.
Practice on a set of old hands and a dial that doesn't matter.
Post by scubarob99 on Mar 23, 2015 14:31:20 GMT -8
The first dial, is that considered blue? I have the same dial from 6139-6005 and swear its black, not blue, yet black 6139-600x don't exist,right? i also have two blue specimen and I can't even imagine the amount of fading that would have to happen (oh, and both the lighter blue ones had a pretty dark indicator ring, plus one is from 75 the other from 71, so it's not like a certain factory in a certain year made a lighter variation. Can anyone clear this up, please.