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Clum Switch Lettering

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Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:56 am

Looking for suggestions / help painting the white letters on my Clum Switch.
I watched a few youtube videos, looking for someone who has done.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Don Vogt » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:32 pm

a very small brush and a steady hand.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by maritimeclassics » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 am

I have used a tooth pick to paint them.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:46 am

Thank you both for you help. I should probably do this before I do a plumbing repair in the house! :roll:

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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Matt Smith » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:30 am

I have tried this on other stuff. And I have tried to go back in time to figure out how they did it in the day. They would have not done one at a time. It would have been a process. I have an old one and may try this first so you dont waste a good finish on yours. I have learned that there is a wipe off part of this. Fill and wipe so to speak. The tooth pick way is the closest to filling, on drop at a time. But the wipe has to be also done. On metal I have wiped with a flat wiper.But that is the type that is embossed vs debossed. I will take a crack at it. Stay tuned.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:56 am

Here is the finished product. Testers modeling paint put in with a toothpick slightly over filled. At 55 F it took 35 minutes to slightly
dry enough to wipe the surface with a very small amount of thinner without pulling all the paint out of the indentations. After wiping once I let it setup again for about 8 minutes. Finish clean up carefully. I started at 3 minutes dry time and worked my way up to 35. Obviously there was a lot of downtime waiting for the paint to dry. The hole process took 7 hours. That was a bit of a learning curve.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Don Vogt » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:19 am

Looks like a great job.
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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:22 am

Thanks :D

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Re: Clum Switch Lettering

Post by Warren » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:18 pm

Great job Tom! Looks like you’re the new go to guy on this. :D

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