I had looked around for a way to paint cast iron parts for the Tamiya
1/12 Yoshimura Hayabusa bike and GSX 1300R bikes I'm building,
and came up with some suggestions that really didnt work for me. What I
came up with is a way to paint two different versions of cast iron
that works pretty well, or at least give two dissimilar effects that
The most effective is to paint the part with Liquid Leaf Pewter, stock
number 6170,made by Plaid enterprises. I got it at Hobby Lobby or some
other well stocked hobby shop. Paint it on and spray it dead flat with
Dullcoat, and it looks fantastic.
Another way to go about it, which gives you a more blue metallic shade,
is to mix Tamiya Smoke, Tamiya Gunmetal and a few drops of Tamiya Field
Blue. Spray that on and then flat coat it as well with an acrylic flat.
Looks great, not overpoweringly metallic and has a hint of "blue steel"
Try it, ya may like it.
- posted 17 years ago