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Weathering Wood
Topic Started: Sep 9 2015, 11:58 AM (275 Views)
Another Rick
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I have just recently thrown together a "black pipe" trailer to haul my WIP 60's style short track Skeeter racer. It has "2X8 plank" runners. I need to give them the used look of mud, dirt, general wear and tear. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks. ;bb;
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Lefturns75
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Rick, there are many ways. I can show you the way I do it and it seems to work for me. This is not the only way nor is it the best way, just as good a way as any. I use a couple of products if picked up at the craft store in the acrylic paint section, a product called Rust All and some artist chalk pastels.

Here is a "Pipe" trailer with wood plank flooring. I sanded the balsa planks for the worn, rounded edge and broke pieces away and left the edges rough.
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I gave these planks a coat of acrylic Barn Wood and followed with a couple coats of Weathered Wood. When dry they were given a coat of Testors Dull Coat.

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You can use the artist pastels dust with a stubby worn brush to add colors for dirt, grime, and reds and greys for the weathered and rotted wood.

The weathered wood bed on this 23 T Farm Truck was done much the same way. I worked some pastel colors into the beat-up wood with a brush and the Dull Coat helps seal it in. Should you have more questions, please ask. I hope this gives you some ideas to try.
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Another Rick
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Thanks for that information, I'll have to give it a try.
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