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railbuilderdave

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Weathering powder streaking colors
« on: March 12, 2008, 12:32:32 PM »
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I recently purchased a set of the A.I.M. powders and I noticed that they have some small chunks of color in them that streak when applying them to the surfaces.  I really noticed this last night when I was working with the grimy black and it had a “yellow” chunk that made streaks and boy you could see the yellow on the black.  I wanted to know if others have experienced this with the A.I.M. powders or any of the other powders?
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Re: Weathering powder streaking colors
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 05:51:41 PM »
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Sometimes the 'accidental' effects are the best.

I didn’t have any contamination in my AIM set.

Are you 'dippin' your applicator directly into the container(s)?

Also what are you using to apply?

(You will get a lot more info on this from your MTW post)

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Re: Weathering powder streaking colors
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 06:31:38 PM »
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I don't know Dave, I'm still using the Bragdon* brand of powders that I bought at my LHS.  Never had an experience like you described.  Maybe I'll head over to MTW and see what those guys have to say about it...

(* I understand that Rich [of MTW] doesn't like Bragdon and promotes AIM, but I want to use up all my existing stock before I order any AIM powders.)


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Re: Weathering powder streaking colors
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 04:17:30 PM »
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I have just recently noticed that using a plastic-bristle paint brush, I get streaks, like chalk marks on the chalk-board.  While using natural bristles, I do not get this effect.