~ Revised: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 ~

Many years ago an article appeared in Bob Brown's "Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette" that caught our eye... It extolled the virtues of "Scratch Brush Weathering"...
The idea intrigued us so we just had to give it a try... But with the super-slow drying paints of the day, good results were slow in coming...
They took DAYS instead of minutes to achieve, taxing our collective attention spans to the limit... One try was enough...

But then came along our "STAR BRAND PAINTS" and all that changed! (In more ways than one, mind you...) How?

Well sir, y'see, instead of drying from the outside in, which is what "enamels" do, our new paints were a 'specially formulated Lacquer that dried from the outside IN ! At last we had a model paint that didn't smell for WEEKS ! Or even DAYS ! This stuff dried to the touch in minutes ! And to the smell in an hour or so at most...

So one thing lead to another and Jimmy decided to give the weathering brush technique another shot... What used to take DAYS could now be accomplished in an hour... Or less !

So what you're looking at here is "sort of" a how-to on using the scratch brush on a "wood" car roof... ( Note that "wood" is in quotes, because this is actually a highly detailed molded plastic model that you're seeing here ! )

As noted above, our Weathering Brush Outfit also includes a Brass, a Stainless Steel, and a Nylon brush... The Brass and Stainless brushes are GREAT for distressing plastic to make it look like wood... Dragging the brush "with the grain" a few times, then cleaning up afterwards with the Fiberglass Brush will work wonders... The Nylon brush works fine for getting the "dust" out of the "cracks" before painting...

How can you get a set of these things for yourself? Well, you COULD go back to the On-line Catalog and place an order on line. ( Or click the "Back" Button on your browser. )

Or you could call us at 707-462-7680 and give your order to a real person ! ( Happy, smiling, friendly girl-type...), or you could email us your order at 707-468-7406.

Or, of course, you could do without... Heh, Heh, Heh...

We have other "Trick Tools" you can see on the web if you look over on the left of your screen and click on "Trick Tools" ...

Thanks for your interest in P-B-L and our Products.

The Crew at P-B-L



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