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Re: Restoring gold trim on vase lip

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeterCDale@wmconnect.com> (cache-df02.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 3/2/3 00:20

In Response To: Restoring gold trim on vase lip (Royd)

Royd, Easiest way to do the lip is with a "Pilot" brand large tip pen.Its a "close" gold colored ink that drys nicely.Take of the cap ,push the tip down on a piece of glass or foil once or twice. That will fill the fiber tip with ink,not too much just load it like you would a paint brush, so it will not drip. Then holding the pen tip on edge to the surface, move it all the way around in one constant motion. Don't use the tip of the pen , its to narrow and it will slide off. The tip is placed as though it is the top of the letter "T" with the stem being the vertcal edge of the base. It can be wiped off easily with mineral spirits before its completely dry. You can even wipe back a smuge or too thick of a line with a cotton swab lightly dipped into mineral spirits (paint thinner) If you need a higher gloss you can try a light coat of hi-gloss clear lacquer spray. Hope this helped. Peter Dale

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