Looking for an "oily" appearance...

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    Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    I decided that I want to give some already painted finished parts the appearance of having oily grime in the recesses and corners. I was wondering if there is a "transparent" spray stain or laquer that will do this and still let my paint job show through.

    Anyone have any suggesties?

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    maybe some OIL lol

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    Gee, thanks. lol

    I'd kind of like it to not actually be wet.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    were you wanting just a shine, or a dark grimy grease look?

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    The grimey look. I want it to be generally smeared and collected in the crevises. Like how an old piece of dis-used industrial machinery would be.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    Actually my bud Fett 4 Real is right....use real oil. That's what I did on parts of my ESB Fett...it will dry just right.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    do an oil change yourself and save some of the used oil

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    But can I seal it on so it won't come off? I would think the it would react to the clearcoat and fisheye.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    you suck...lol, maybe some clear coat mixed with some brown and black?

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    hold up... no don't use oil. take a look at this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...-Mando*UPDATE* scroll down to post #35, from there you can probably skip straight to the sharpie part if you're going for an oily look.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    you could use oil pastel it wouldnt go anywhere

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    Kinda. Thanks.

    What I really liked were how his shoulder bells looked. If there was a transparent stain I could rub over my parts to achieve that look, it'd be EXACTLY what I want.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    From working in the oilfield (hardhats) try axle grease mixed with some fine dirt. Used motor oil mixed with a little dirt would work too and the dirt would hold it in the crevices. Also some dark woodstain or brown paint might work. Just suggestions since ya helped me out earlier

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    Hmmm...woodstain might be the thing.
    I will test it.

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    Re: Looking for an "oily" appearance...

    Tell me how it works out

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