[SergentEng] Coupler finish/color


I use Apple Barrel Nutmeg brown craft paint.  I paint the upper (large) piece prior to assembly.   I usually paint all of the uppers in a bag at once, and segregate them into a separate bag.  The lower pieces get painted after assembly.  I use the same size brush (I think its a 00) as for figure painting.  I typically dont bother to paint the knuckle, but if I do, I use the same size brush and paint (after assembly).  

Because apple barrel is water based, you can remove it if it interferes with operation.


On Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:53:47 PM EST, radiodial@... [SergentEng] wrote:


Yikes, after finally going through the last of my 2 packs of 96 couplers (EN87 & EC87) , I got a new order today, and instead of the nice smooth realistic brown finish, they are rough and a grayish black. Guess I've been living under a rock. I don't want to try and paint these as that would be the fastest way to foul up their smooth flawless operation I've come to enjoy.  Anyone found a "Blacken It" (Brown It?) type of solution to throw these into?

I tried the sucky Yahoo search of conversations but could only find out why the change (Hexavalent Chromium), but no evident solution.  Really, if this was the finish 15 years ago when I made the switch, I probably wouldn't have went the Sergent route.


RJ Dial

Burlingame, CA