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Post smalt
Give me the low down. Anyone here with some copious experience on smalts?

50/50 smiths cream and oil based enamel for adhesive?

Please tell me your experiences!

Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:12 pm
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Post Re: smalt
Smalts Honey & One-shot mixed 2/1. Black 1-shot is junk now so perhaps Ronan is a better choice.
I've had issues with it but probably from my own stupidity. It calls for mineral spirits as a thinner & I used 1-shot reducer. And, I think I was a little impatient with it & fliipped them over too soon.
I had success with tinted PB Resin ( epoxy) but I know Joe Crumley had a failure with that method. Mine's indoors so it'll be fine. Even tinted, PB resin doesn't stand up to UV rays very well.
I've never heard of Smith's Cream being used for this purpose. That doesn't mean much though .......

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Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:17 am
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Post Re: smalt
The smiths cream is direct from the letter head supply site.

Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:22 pm
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Post Re: smalt
I have had good luck with 1-shot black. I have an old can that has thickened up so I use that but I have also let the paint set up for an hour or two before smalting. I lay on lots of smalts and press it in with my knuckles. You're gonna recover most of it anyway, so the extra is so you don't get paint on your wittle fingys.

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Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:48 pm
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