Re: Weathering freight cars

Paul Hillman

I thought that I'd achieved a reasonable paint and lettering fading-effect, by lightly, and completely, over-spraying a finished, decaled car with it's main color, of water-based acrylic paint, let it sit just a few minutes, then brush over the car heavily with denatured alcohol -or- isopropyl alcohol (I don't remember which one because I haven't done this for quite a while) and I came up with a pretty natural looking affect. I think someone on this list mentioned doing this type of thing before.

I will be trying this soon as I have several cars to weather and put on the rails.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: cj riley<mailto:cjriley42@...>
To: STMFC@...<mailto:STMFC@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Weathering freight cars

I have had consistently good results using powdered color or chalk (and sometimes eye shadow) to represent faded (sometimes called chalking) paint. Since the oxidizing of the paint creates a slight texture, the powdered material achieves that subtle fade and oxidation. The appearance changes slightly with a light application of fixative but the sense of fading and texture remains. I have not been able to achieve that appearance any other way.

CJ Riley

Bainbridge Island WA

--- On Wed, 6/12/13, jimbetz <jimbetz@...<>> wro

I have experimented with many, many different "weathering

agents" over the years - trying to get that "faded paint" look

that I think your son wants to do.

I have never even

gotten close to the look of "paint that has oxidized due to

time". .

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