dull cote queston?

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  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    hello everyone, just a quick queston..... will spraying dull cote on a weathered loco hurt the window glass? i mean, will it turn it white or anything? thanks!:wave:
  2. mennellrm

    mennellrm New Member

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    The glass will appear to be fogged. Mask the glass.
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    trainsteve2435 Member

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    thanks mennellrm, ill mask it for sure. do they make a special tape for masking models, i know the regular tape is too big to fool with.
  4. pdt

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    Use Scotch "Magic Tape." That's what I've used for years and it works great. It has a matte finish but when you press it onto the model very well it appears clear so it's easy to tell if you have a good seal.
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    trainsteve2435 Member

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    thanks RC, thats what ill use!
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    I let it fog, looks dirty like the rest of my locos :D
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    hey jon, thats also a good idea. never thought of it. thanks!:wave:
  8. pdt

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    Not a bad idea. I've done it with one of mine, but it's not easily reversible. If I were to do it over again, I'd just do the windows with a powdered chalk/alcohol wash. Your preferences and results may vary...:D
  9. Russ Bellinis

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    I saw a model F7 on the cover of Model Railroader magazine a few years ago. I think it was the layout of the owner of Micro Engineering, but his F7a had an area of the windshield the shape of what a windshield wiper would clean masked off, and the rest of the window sprayed with dull coat. He was modeling Northern Pacific in the Northwest if memory serves. The windshield with the clean area where the wiper went and the rest dirty was very effective, and a detail I would never have thought of.
  10. Chris Beard

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    dull coat

    Dullcoat will make the glass dull as well. If you have details inside you wish to show, remove the glass before you paint
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    If you let the windows fog, at least mask the area where the windshield wipers are.