[WWI] Painting Wire
dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Thu Nov 11 10:07:42 EST 2010
> Anybody have any tips for painting stainless steel wire? I've got .007 SS
> wire from Small Parts. I want to paint it flat black. I wiped the wire
> with vinegar, then with paint thinner. I then drag it across a spot of
> flat black enamel on a piece of paper. Doesn't work all that well.
The only advice I can think of it to clean the wire very well. As MC Hammer
would say: "Can't touch it" Then you can add a very thin coat of nail
varnish with a brush, let dry and then use matt black enamel.
One thing though: your wire will be no more .007
> Is there special paint for stainless steel?
Yes, but hardly worth spending for .007 wire! You'd spend more wisely
getting carbon fiber of the same gauge, which is already black.
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