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  1. paucarmelbea's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2015, 12:04 PM - Stencil marks #1

    Hi all,
    im a very newbie here .... I'm currently painting my first ever helmet .
    Im using the stencil method and it looks pretty good so far ( early days tho )
    i use carbon paper to mark the stencils on but I've noticed that some of the marks are left on the lighter colour paints . Is there a way to safely erase these ? .... I stupidly tried with a bit of paint thinner and smudged a small section
    any tips would be appreciated .
    Cheers
    p
  2. boba trooper's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2015, 7:19 PM - Re: Stencil marks #2

    Pencil eraser
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    Jan 5, 2015, 7:03 AM - Re: Stencil marks #3

    Thanks
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    Jan 5, 2015, 10:40 AM - Re: Stencil marks #4

    Soap and water.
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    Jan 6, 2015, 3:51 AM - Re: Stencil marks #5

    ah, ok....TBH I was too scared to put water on it, nervous newbie....I repainted it in the end, I chickened out.
    Thanks for the help
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    Jan 6, 2015, 6:55 AM - Re: Stencil marks #6

    Enamels are completely waterproof as they're oil based and so is acrylic paint once it is completely dry (don't be fooled by the fact it is water based it's not like watercolour).

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