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question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Jey Sanchez (---.fl.cpe.atlanticbb.net)
Date: March 27, 2021 10:49PM

so im trying the testor enamel paint for marbling and the color looks way too dull and i can see the blank thru the marble is there anything i should be doing with this type of pigments? also using lite build epoxy

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 27, 2021 11:22PM

Are you pouring off everything but the pigment first?

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Jey Sanchez (---.fl.cpe.atlanticbb.net)
Date: March 27, 2021 11:27PM

well im mixing the epoxy and then putting like 10 drops of testor on the epoxy

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 28, 2021 12:00AM

Check out the article in the library, I use pigments so I have to mix a bit in wrap epoxy, I don't think you do that with Testor's, it goes directly into your finish on the rod by dipping it with a toothpick. Again just the pigment, if your paint is mixed it will need to set till it separates, maybe even a week depending on the paint type. Metallics may settle faster and be easier to seperate.

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Jey Sanchez (---.fl.cpe.atlanticbb.net)
Date: March 28, 2021 12:51AM

thank i just read the article on the library it says to remove the solvent but i just checked on it and i see the whole little jar with the same color and no solvent

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: March 28, 2021 12:05PM

The pigment will sink to the bottom of the bottle over time. Thats why you stir or mix before painting. You don't want to paint. Let the pigment settle, stick a toothpick in and you'll see a thick gob of pigment on the end of the pick. Gently pour off the stuff (solvent) on top of that pigment layer and marble.

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: March 28, 2021 01:47PM

Hello All.

[www.rodbuilding.org]

This is a link to a reel seat I marbled wit the pigment from testers, like Grant said you have to let it sit till it separates then drain off the oil leaving the pigment, then mix the pigment with your epoxy.

If the link doesn't work go to photos under my name.
Hope it helps.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.

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Re: question on testor enamel marbling
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: April 07, 2021 11:36PM

I don’t understand why rod builders go to the effort of settling pigments and pouring off the solvent in model builders paint when rod marbling dust pigments and liquid pigments are available without being solvent contaminated. These products are available in a huge assortment of colors and inexpensive. You can’t accidentally get too much of something left in that was never put in. Maybe people just like messing with smelly, toxic, solvents and trying to get away with illegally disposing of them.

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