Prop Cleaning

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 4/19/2005 9:21:18 AM Eastern Standard Time, ahite@Charleston.Net writes:
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Years ago I decided to paint mine. Now they are bright white.

Arnold
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Hi Arnold, Did you etch prime them? Will paint stick to them? Tommy in Tampa</font>
 
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Arnold Hite

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John,

Years ago I decided to paint mine. Now they are bright white.

Arnold

Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:25:55 -0000
From: "John Lambert" <jlambertspc@aol.com>
Subject: Cleaning Props


Does anyone know what will clean the props, so they are kinda white
again.

Cruiserduck
 
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<font size="4">Arnold,</font>

<font size="4">What type of paint did you use, or better yet what should be used on these (Plastic) Props? </font>
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<font size="4">If mine don't come clean, and I decide to paint them, I what to make sure I use paint thatadheres properly to the surface of the prop.</font>
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John et al -

I echo Arnolds comment. I made a simple cardboad mask to go over the shaft and sprayed them a bright white. It works for me ! Of course, you may have to respraythem every 3 or 4 years ! I did mine at least 5 years ago and it is probably time to respray.

Vic Nelson
 
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Tommy -

I wipedmine with lacquer thinner and sprayed with very ordinary white paint a la Home Depot, etc. Vic
 
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In a message dated 4/20/2005 2:26:19 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, nelson625@aol.com writes:
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John et al -

I echo Arnolds comment. I made a simple cardboad mask to go over the shaft and sprayed them a bright white. It works for me ! Of course, you may have to respraythem every 3 or 4 years ! I did mine at least 5 years ago and it is probably time to respray.

Vic Nelson</font></blockquote>

<font size="4">Thanks to all who gave tips on cleaning the props. I will try to clean mine, and if they do not turn out very good, I will use the painting approach.</font>
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Arnold Hite

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Tommy,

I don't remember what kind of paint I used, but I remember making
sure they were completely clean of the grease and grime that had built
up over the years. In fact, I didn't start out with the idea of
painting them. I started cleaning them hoping they would shine up real
nice. About the same time I was doing that, someone in the club posted
a message about the slight differences in colors in the "white" props.
Some one else commented that the difference enhanced their beauty and
value. That's when I decided to paint mine. I wasn't sure if the paint
would hold. But I reasoned if it didn't, it would be easy to remove the
paint and try something else.

Arnold
Johns Island, SC

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> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:26:06 EDT
> From: tommyintpa@aol.com
>Subject: Re: Prop Cleaning
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>In a message dated 4/19/2005 9:21:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>ahite@Charleston.Net writes:
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>John,
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>Years ago I decided to paint mine. Now they are bright white.
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>Arnold
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>Hi Arnold, Did you etch prime them? Will paint stick to them? Tommy in Tampa
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