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I think it's the grease that gives it the color...

July 2 2012 at 11:00 AM
Brett Barrow  (Login barrowb98)
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Response to Well the color pic sure looks like brass

...probably Cosmoline, which was widely used during WWII., here's a good pic of some on a rifle that shows the golden color it gives shiny steel.  Probably be pretty easy to replicate with Tamiya Clear colors over a metallic base.

 [linked image]

And a Cosmoline covered engine valve.  I think this is actually a radial engine valve.  My buddy who sells A/C parts has an actual WWII-vintage R-2800 valve still covered in Cosmoline and paper sitting on his desk.  It's very similar to this one.  [linked image]

This message has been edited by barrowb98 from IP address on Jul 2, 2012 11:11 AM

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