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Old 05-18-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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How To: Painting Springs

This is a simple tutorial to make it easier to paint springs that require two different colors. You ought to paint the base color first.

First you need these materials, and a toothpick. You can use anything you want for the cutting board, I used glass cuz metal can't scratch it, but you can use wood or something else that's hard.


Use the ruler to measure how wide the space between coils is, then put out a piece of tape onto the cutting board, and mark the width you just measured.


Next use the ruler to cut a strip of tape that is as wide as what you measured. You don't have to be exact I cut mine a little wider just to be sure.



Take the tape and wrap it around the spring masking all the sections you don't want to be painted.



Now paint it with a brush (or airbrush if you don't have a complicated masking scheme like this one). Notice you don't have to be careful anymore, you can just slobber on the paint (not literally) without worrying too much



Wait until it's dry before removing the tape, this is so you won't smear the paint while it's still wet.



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Old 05-18-2003, 11:16 AM   #2
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Excellent tutorial. Very easy to understand and lots of pics, what more could you want??
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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Good tutorial.
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Never really thought of that, Thanks.
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Never really thought of that, Thanks.
Ditto!~
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great tutorial, now i have a much easier wayto paint my springs
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great one,helps a lot
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Thank you, good sir. You are helper people!!!
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Hehehe, I think it was me who asked yesterday. But awesome idea. I just used a fine brush and took my time... what a fool i was HAHAHA !

ANYWAYS, thanks for the write up
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Great stuff Dan,......i'll add it to the FAQ
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Thank you, good sir. You are helper people!!!
Agreed. He's braught alot of help to this board, thanks daggerlee
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Nice tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!
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GREAT !!!

Like the Columb's egg :

So simple, but you had to think of it !

Many many thanks. It has always been a problem to paint these kinds of springs.
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Old 09-15-2003, 05:10 PM   #14
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Good tutorial, need that for those pain in the ass springs.
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I tried it ! It's wonderful.

Very easy to do.
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