[WWI] Painting syringe needles

James Landon thegreatlandoni at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 8 18:44:24 EST 2011

I bought syringe needles to use for turnbuckles on my 1:16 scale Curtiss Jenny model, thinking I would paint them brass. ... But paint won't stick. ... Tried scratching surface with sandpaper with only partial success.

I know that people have used syringe needles for gun barrels, presumably painting them black.

Anybody have tricks for getting brass paint to stick to syringe needles ?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Jim Landon

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