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271576 John Holladay <docholladay0820@g...> 2020‑07‑31 Re: Painting cast iron lettering
Mr. Grandstaff,

No photos?  What's up with that?


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 1:44 PM scott grandstaff 
wrote:

> Painting iron lettering is hardly different from painting glass
> lettering on antique bottles.
>    So its in my wheelhouse.
>
>    One shot sign painters paint has no equal. Its crazy opaque.
> Second choice, as always, good old Testors model paint. Both are super
> fine pigment and lots of it.
>
> Dabbers and daubers and paint applicators will all work. You can make it
> easy to read the lettering with practically anything.
>     But being as they are molded with plenty of irregularities, the
> lettering looks, well often, pretty crappy.
>
>      If you want the lettering to look nice you have to take a 4-0 (0000
> that means tiny) red sable brush, and magnification, and recreate the
> embossing yourself.  Evening out the mold irregularities as you go.
>   On the occasions when you want it to look really good?
> Because the piece is special and it really deserves to be highlighted?
>   This is how.
>      yours scott
>
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