Coming on very nicely Barry.
I've just had a quick look at a video on how these metal powders work because, although you've mentioned them previously, I've not actually seen them demonstrated real-time before.
I have to say they look very simple to use, produce great results and I would imagine the pots last a very long time given what they're used for, making them very good value for money.
I see from the demo I've found in their website (here) that for larger surface areas it can/should be sealed. Obviously for your engine that may not be necessary as it will be hidden away.....I just wondered how durable it is before being sealed..... Just curious.....
Thanks and ATB.
Thanks Barry for that. Confirmed what I was thinking. Interesting to hear they can be dry brushed too and also used for chipping.Personally Andrew I would not use them on larger surfaces simply because of the need to seal them and, if you do, you lose some of the metallic effect. You cannot beat spraying a good metaliser for larger surfaces that does not need sealing. So my advice would be to use them in places such as the engine boss over a painted surface,. The underlying paint does affect the finish, not just the colour but the sheen also.
For me the best use is for dry brushing over a painted surface as part of the weathering process. It brings out your highlights while giving the impression of painted metal that has suffered wear and tear (as distinct from chipping). On smaller scale subjects you could do this instead of chipping or, on larger scale subjects, alongside chipping. And,, yes, these are good for chipping too, for that I use a cocktail stick dipped in the powder.