Removing gold from unwanted areas

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Felix Marcano
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Removing gold from unwanted areas

Post by Felix Marcano » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:17 am

Hi everyone. Could someone tell me what's the best way to remove the gold that sticks to unwanted areas on HDU? We're using a toothbrush but I'm sure there's a better way. (I hope!)

Thanks, Felix
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Billy Pickett
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Post by Billy Pickett » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:29 am

...What bits I can't remove with a piece of masking tape, I usually "touch up" w. some of the background color.

Felix Marcano
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Post by Felix Marcano » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:30 am

Thanks Bill.
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Raymond Chapman
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Post by Raymond Chapman » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:17 am

If it is just a few small areas I just spit on a cloth and rub the gold off. Most of the time I just paint over it when I do the other touch up work.

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Post by Ron Percell » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:46 pm

I use air pressure on surface jobs, my air nozzle has a rubber tip that helps.

curt stenz
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Post by curt stenz » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:27 pm

When I letter truck doors with gold, I remove small bits of errant gold with a soft pink pencil eraser. Never harms the surface.
Curt Stenz

Bill Riedel
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Removing unwanted gold from background

Post by Bill Riedel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:49 am

I have found success in using a little lemon oil (Old English furniture polish) on cotton. If it doesn't come off right away, leave it overnight and wipe it off with a dry cotton. The safest way is to cover the letter with either paper or card so you do not rub on the letter. This way you can clean the unwanted gold right up to the letter. If any oil gets on the letter, it will look stained, but it will evaporate.
Bill Riedel

tom rose
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Excess gold...

Post by tom rose » Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:09 pm

Hi Felix

I found that for me WD40 on a soft tissue takes it off pretty well.
Try it on a spot that won't matter first to make sure it does not screw up your paint!

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