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  1. teabo's Avatar
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    May 10, 2008, 7:00 PM - weathering softparts #1

    what do everybody use?other than airbrush
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    May 10, 2008, 7:16 PM - Re: weathering softparts #2

    I used auto upholstery paint in the rattle can, works like a charm.
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    May 10, 2008, 7:46 PM - Re: weathering softparts #3

    I became a little curious.. if you are "faking" documents, to make them look old you can use coffe / tea solutions and then dry the paper. Would this also work on fabric? Hmm.. anyone tried?
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    May 10, 2008, 7:53 PM - Re: weathering softparts #4

    I use charcoal. I grill alot so I just use the ashes.
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    May 10, 2008, 8:00 PM - Re: weathering softparts #5

    Quote shortimer52 said: View Post
    I use charcoal. I grill alot so I just use the ashes.
    won't that rub off or fade in time?
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    May 10, 2008, 9:10 PM - Re: weathering softparts #6

    I actually take each piece individually(flight suit, spats, vest, etc....) and litterally rub them into the hub caps of the wheels of my jeep. REAL DIRT!!! It looks good in my opinion, and there's always more when you need it.
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    May 10, 2008, 9:12 PM - Re: weathering softparts #7

    Quote Lucksy31 said: View Post
    I actually take each piece individually(flight suit, spats, vest, etc....) and litterally rub them into the hub caps of the wheels of my jeep.
    Good one! 8)
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    May 11, 2008, 2:24 AM - Re: weathering softparts #8

    You can also use water colour, like the children use for painting, just rub it in to your liking and then seal it with hairspray, and I believe you can seal just about anything with hairspray. Works great on plastic, fabric - you name it
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    May 11, 2008, 8:44 AM - Re: weathering softparts #9

    Try the furnace room floor in your basement .. if you have one !!
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    May 12, 2008, 9:41 AM - Re: weathering softparts #10

    I use rattle cans.
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    May 12, 2008, 10:49 AM - Re: weathering softparts #11

    rattlecans, airbrush, dirt from my basement.

    i never thought about the ash from the grill... that's a great one, i'll have to try it.
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    May 12, 2008, 9:08 PM - Re: weathering softparts #12

    Rattlecans
    I used "Mohawk" brand
    They are more stain than paint
    and here's a pic
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  13. May 20, 2008, 11:54 PM - Re: weathering softparts #13

    I use about all the above, including the brake dust off the rims, as well as matte fabric paint and a bit of water. Works well and won't wash out, more importantly.
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    May 21, 2008, 1:46 AM - Re: weathering softparts #14

    for my first (and very terrible) boba costume i made it in october so there were still some leaf piles around. so i rolled around in a wet nasty pile of leafy filth and got some good weathering all around.

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