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Applying metal dyes

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woodworker2001
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Applying metal dyes

Post by woodworker2001 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:52 am

Looking to try out some dyes and Latin as on some projects. Have a question before taking the plunge.

1. Are there any other affective methods to apply the dyes other than with an air brush?

Thanks
Dan

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Re: Applying metal dyes

Post by Redneck » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:28 pm

Spend $20 and get an air brush from Harbor Freight........ they are good enough to get you started. I'm still using mine after 3-4 yrs. :)

woodworker2001
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Re: Applying metal dyes

Post by woodworker2001 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:39 pm

Thanks for the reply. What about larger areas?

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Re: Applying metal dyes

Post by Countrylane » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:52 pm

I tried brushing and sponging the dyes on. Nothing worked until I bought an airbrush. Takes abit of practice but it doesn't take long to learn. I love airbrushing!

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Re: Applying metal dyes

Post by woodworker2001 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:12 pm

I am looking at dying some flags that I am making... they are about 18"x24". Is an airbrush sufficient to cover these?

With the harbor freight airbrush, what compressor are you using? Is it possible to use a small pancake compressor?

Thanks
Dan

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Re: Applying metal dyes

Post by little blue choo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:26 pm

Any compressor will operate a airbrush. I have mine plumbed into the air supply for my table. That way I am using air that has been filtered and dried. Just add a regulator so you can cut down the pressure and you're ready to go.

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