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Molotow Paint Mod

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GingerBlubba
6 minutes ago, Nikosaldente said:

Self awareness:rofl:

It's an important first step to recovery, or so they say. Perhaps one day, I'll look back on my twat years with fondness. I doubt it though. I've been a twat for forty years now, can't see it ever changing. Nice sub by the way.

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Robse1

You think it is possible to mix some paint with thinner ( like the pilworx mod on RWI) , fill the insert sections and let it dry?  To get a maybe more even structure?

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BustaPart

Can confirm. Bought pen. Looks awesome.

Was able to remove the excess paint with an cotton bud even after it dried.

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Bert59
29 minutes ago, Robse1 said:

You think it is possible to mix some paint with thinner ( like the pilworx mod on RWI) , fill the insert sections and let it dry?  To get a maybe more even structure?

Mollotow is acrylic won,t work with thinner to mix . To clean the insert after the job you use Alcohol 96 % works well .

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Robert11

Wow, super easy and comes out amazing. Received my paint marker Friday and did mine last weekend.


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Robse1
8 hours ago, Bert59 said:

Mollotow is acrylic won,t work with thinner to mix . To clean the insert after the job you use Alcohol 96 % works well .

Thx Bert, your right this is acrylic. The Thinner trick is for enamel paint.

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muiramas
9 hours ago, Robse1 said:

You think it is possible to mix some paint with thinner ( like the pilworx mod on RWI) , fill the insert sections and let it dry?  To get a maybe more even structure?

You can dry brush it super even and flat - as soon as its applied, with a really soft half inch brush. Give it two coats and it's amazing. As a clean up I used the side of a business card and then a soft cloth to finish.

You can buy acrylic thinners, but the Molotow ink is already very liquid. Thinners also tend to split the metallic from the carrier on acrylics...

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GingerBlubba

I'm so glad everyone is finding this an easy and effective mod!!!!

I've never been prouder!

:bananarider:

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Robse1

You can be proud as hell bro. This Stuff is like the holy grail :D 

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nunu78

With 6$ Hobby Lobby marker mod

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nunu78

Thanks GB. Pic don’t do justice with the result.

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GingerBlubba

Looks pretty decent mate, well done!

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joe tan

Wow

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jimmydavies
Posted (edited)

Thanks Gingerbubba. 

Having done the Sharpie mod and then this I think this looks miles better. Will be interesting to see how long it lasts before it needs to be redone.

cheers!

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Andy-B

Does the marker 'paint' adhering to the vertical sides of the inserts still leave the finished bezel looking okay?

I've thought that this might be an easy 'tell' and not leave as sharp a finish. (I've ordered  the Molotow marker from eBay and am still at the QC pics stage with a TD for the Noob V7 Sub 'No Date').

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Andy-B
Posted (edited)

Have decided to try a variation on Gingerbubba's theme and in addition to...

Molotow Pennarello One4all 227hs 4mm - 227 Metallic Silver

I've gone for a...

Molotow E111 (Empty)

and...

Molotow Specialtech Tip 1mm

to try to stop any paint from going up the vertical sides of the inserts.

I've also had to invest in an eye loupe - any excuse :)

I'll post pics when done.

Now I just need the watch!

 

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GingerBlubba

Sounds interesting. Good luck! I look forward to seeing the pics once it's done.

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Andy-B
13 hours ago, Gingerbubba said:

Sounds interesting. Good luck! I look forward to seeing the pics once it's done.

:thumbsup2:

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knol
On 09/01/2018 at 17:34, Cdenim said:

Good shot here, see how off direct light, the indices have that flat white to them but you have that iridescent shine coming from the numbers on the other side.... my spongebob doesn't duplicate that well. Its why the gen platinum is so hard to imitate. Wow9273cd488e541acf21e11f22e88f8cce.jpg

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You think this mod looks better then spongebob's ?

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jsmm
5 hours ago, knol said:

You think this mod looks better then spongebob's ?

depends what you mean 'looks better'

its a good mod

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LargeMarge
On 2/28/2018 at 05:00, Gingerbubba said:

I'm so glad everyone is finding this an easy and effective mod!!!!

I've never been prouder!

:bananarider:

so is this a permanent paint job or does it wear away and need to be redone?

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LargeMarge

also how are you guys cleaning it without affecting the numbers and getting alcohol in there. im going crazy looking at these pictures and how amazing it looks

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GingerBlubba
1 hour ago, LargeMarge said:

so is this a permanent paint job or does it wear away and need to be redone?

I think it's permanent ish (unless you take it off with methylated spirits etc). It might get a bit dirty/jaded after a while, but just redo it! When you've done the mod a couple of times, it's literally a five minute job from start to finish, mega easy.

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GingerBlubba
29 minutes ago, LargeMarge said:

also how are you guys cleaning it without affecting the numbers and getting alcohol in there. im going crazy looking at these pictures and how amazing it looks

It's so easy to wipe off the bezel with a damp tissue (when the paint is recently applied) that you don't even need to use the meths. But I use a very pointy cotton bud dipped in meths to clean tricky bits (eg the pearl and around there).

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Andy-B

Posty dropped these off today...

 

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Just need the loupe and the watch - my TD sent me a China Post tracking number so at least it's on its way.

Looking at the 1mm tip, I may have to trim it down to nearer 0.5mm to avoid the insert sides, but at least the pack comes with  pair so I can afford to foul one up - not that they're expensive.

(Anyone in the EU who wants a link to the supplier, feel free to drop me a PM).

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