Weathering using "blackwash" Help


pennywise

Well-Known Hunter
I am interested in using the "blackwash" idea on my ROTJ jet pack. I saw someone say to use "blue" windshield washer fluid and black acrylic (or what ever other color one might want to use with the black for a more dirty look). My question is why "washer fluid" and not just water? :confused
 

Nutcore

Active Hunter
pennywisesweetooth said:
I am interested in using the "blackwash" idea on my ROTJ jet pack. I saw someone say to use "blue" windshield washer fluid and black acrylic (or what ever other color one might want to use with the black for a more dirty look). My question is why "washer fluid" and not just water? :confused

My guess is because the chemical components in the washer fluid kind of break down the paint a little bit, toning the contrast and at the same time kind of "melting" the colors together for a more subtle, natural weathered look. From what I've heard thats what I'd make of it.
 
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