--- In STMFC@..., "Francis A. Pehowic, Jr." <rdgbuff56@...> wrote:
Depends if you want the wood to look like metal or wood and also the roughness of the wood.
I found that when I did many coats with steel wool inbetween that little pieces of the steel wool end up in the scribing.
The sanding sealer Scalecoat sells is OK but I used to use Ambroid cement diluted with MEK. I soaked strip wood in this mixture in a test tube.
Yes, it can be air brushed.
I uused fine grit sandpaper and would sandpaper before and after I applied the sealer solution, depending on the roughness of the wood.
You will find that when spraying the sealer will go into wood like water goes into a sponge in the beginning.
If you only coat one side of scribed wood you will find that it will curl up.
I had the side of a Q'Craft X23 box car curl up when I applied decal setting solution to an unsealed car. I've seen many built up, unsealed cars with gaps in the sides at shows.
I substituted styrene and brass shim stock for various wood parts.