RE: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

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    RE: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Hi guys.

    This is my first post although I have been lurking around in WUS for over 4-5 months already.

    Well, i registered to post this question because its holidays for me and I wanted to start on a new project. However, I am not sure which section this post should go and I hope the mods can help me.

    Well, I have been inspired by this post and want to do my own custom dial.

    An example taken from the link above is as below:



    I am fine with the removal of the dial and all but, the question is what type of paint should I use?

    It has to
    • Stay on and not flake off even in strong sunlight
    • Preferably be slighly moisture resistant
    • Does not discolorise quickly under sunlight

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Are you going to use pad printing ? If so: Coates offers a lot of colours (not for private customers I am afraid).

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Not really. Was thinking of painting on the dial itself

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Quote Originally Posted by demonicangelz View Post
    Not really. Was thinking of painting on the dial itself
    How ? Paint brush ?

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    yea. thin layer of paint. The watch hands got quite abit of clearance

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Maybe Ofrei.com has paint in stock.

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    I just need type of paint. I can get from local supply store.

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Anyone? ...

    Just throw ideas here so we can discuss. I am thinking of those hobby kits paint

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Maybe Testors model paint?

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    Re: What type of paint to use to paint dials.

    Hm I think I might go with Gunze Sangyo series of paints, as they are available locally.

    Can apply a Metal Primer which prevents it from flaking then apply lacquer based Gunze Sangyo series paint. Finally coat over with UV protective top coat.

    All seems good but problem is:
    1. Will it be too thick? Will be applying on a Marina Milirate PAM homage.
    2. Are the products as good as they claim..
    Last edited by demonicangelz; August 24th, 2008 at 10:31.

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