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Lug Lining

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by bobg, 19 Aug 2007.

  1. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Greetings all, has anybody out there attempted to line their lugs? I've been trying and failing until now with an 00 artist brush and while its "OK" , its not as nice as I'd like. I know Nick at Lloyds does something for £100 but thats too much for me. A friend of mine mentioned a roller marker pen used by engineers , another mentioned a spirit pen, but thats as far as I've got.
    I'd be most grateful for any thoughts/ideas
     
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Beta blockers, should stop the shaky hands...........
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    They work for me !! :ohmy:
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    I should have known........ If only I could stop the heartbeat and the breathing for a few minutes I might be in with a chance.:ohmy: I tried a couple of bottles of Newcastle Brown, hand stopped shaking but couldn't focus..
     
  5. bagpuss

    bagpuss Über Member

    Location:
    derby
    Try Halfords for a car{shock horror} touch up pen/stick . I have seen some that look like a fine marker pen .
     
  6. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Yes, took about 15mins to do the whole lot.
    1fixDSCF0044.jpg
    Just needs a steady hand.
     
  7. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    It also helps if you do that 'windscreen wiper' thing with your tongue on your bottom lip while doing it, helps steady your hand.
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Thanks Bagpuss, I havn't had a car since before spray tins were invented so I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks for the pic Mr P, very impressive. Did you do yours with one of those pen stick thingies then? Pity you live along time ago in another galaxy or I'd pop over and get you to do mine. I mentioned it to my daughter yesterday evening ( who has a fine arts degree) and she said " yeah, piece of cake, easy peasey," then went home....
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Some interesting images here:
    http://www.blackbirdsf.org/taylor/thompson.html

    Someone claims that these pens give good results:

    http://markingpendepot.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=30



    Got this too - looks interesting/promising
     
  10. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    :blush::eek::ohmy:

    No way!!! A tin of bronze Hammerite and a pack of artists brushes from the pound shop.
    If you lived by me, I'd do it for free for you, as long as the cups 'o' tea kept coming. :biggrin:

    BTW, that geezer who's charging £100, that's disgusting. :ohmy::smile:!:ohmy:
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Very nice of you, I'll ride over tomorrow;)
    Wot bloke charging £100? did I miss something. Those pens are on sale in local art shops for £2.00 - quick drying enamel paint, fine line etc loads of colours. Even I, sans beta blockers etc., might be able to make a job of it.
    I "hammerited" over a crap spray job last year - ended up with a very nice distressed/antique/crinkle finish Read instructions moi ! Thats only for girls:becool:
     
  12. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    That one, Mr B.
    You've got to pick a pocket or two.
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Poo, thats the first time that short term memory loss has been that short term! Ah yes, I remember now, I wrote it 10 minutes ago:ohmy::blush:
    I was thinking in terms of a price charged to do the job rather that the cost of the tool used by frame builders which apparently what this is ( according to Nick )
    Ah well, best go for a ride, now where did I put the bike .... have I got a bike..........
     
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I'e never tried lug lining, but from painting ickle figures for models

    like:

    diorama002.jpg

    I'd suggest a couple of things.

    Try steadying your hand first, with a few strokes of the brush on a piece or scrap paper to try and get a fluid movement.

    And don't force yourself to go on too long. If you find your hand shaking after two lugs, stop for a bit and go back to it later.

    Also it can help to brace your wrist or forearm on something (another bit of the frame?), like artists do with a marl stick.
     
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    bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Thanks Arch all ideas gratefully accepted. I'm better with a 6inch whitewash brush. Not breathing actually does help me but I cant do a whole lug without going puuufgh and messing it up.
    Nice diarama ( if thats what they're called - cant resist asking what thats all about?? - mabe just needs a tiny effelump to finish it off - plans for a kite on your desk too :blush: what a diverse life you lead:biggrin: