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 Post subject: Gold trim refinishing
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2016 12:59 am 
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Quite a few radios have gold trim on knobs, lettering, Zenith logos, etc. I have used silver and white paint pens on vintage Mopar dashes. I figured I could do the same on radios. Instead of regular paint, I found this 18K gold leaf paint pen. This pen has what they call a chisel point, which works well getting in to tight areas. Here is a pic showing the pen and two radios I used it on.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold trim refinishing
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Looks good!

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 Post subject: Re: Gold trim refinishing
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 12:52 am 
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Thanks for the tip. I just ordered all 3 colors on ebay for just under $20.00
Stan Ski


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 Post subject: Re: Gold trim refinishing
PostPosted: Dec Sat 03, 2016 8:56 am 
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Good idea, Stan, as radios have other colors of trim beside gold. I also want to give everyone a tip about application. This radio had almost all of the trim bare from use. If you look at the words on the bottom, which I haven't finished yet to try and show how small the letters are. In cases such as this I have found that if you try stroking on the paint similar to using a brush, you will end up painting not only the letters, but also the background. In such cases I have discovered that if I very gently dab the letters, so lightly that even with letters this small I have to dab each letter 2 to 4 times, that I can get the result shown in the pic. Also the paint pen tips get infused with the paint by pushing the tip in. Sometimes so much paint is on the tip that as soon as you touch something with it, a drop of paint comes off the tip. When I run into that situation, I touch the tip to a napkin to soak up the excessive paint.


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