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  • Evan
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    Those used to be pigmented with lead but not any more. Don't know how well they last.

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  • Smokedaddy
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    Thanks, that's it!

    Sweet,
    -SD:

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  • lazlo
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    It's lacquer stick. You can still buy it from McMaster -- comes in Black, White, Yellow and Red.

    It's lacquer paint in a wax carrier, often used by clockmakers, and old-school toolmakers. You heat the workpiece up (just mildly warm), rub the lacquer stick in the engravings, then wipe off the excess with a sheet of phonebook paper. The lacquer then flows into the graduations, and looks "factory".

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  • Evan
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    White and red grease pencils used to be lead. Good for lubricating dead centres, nothing works better. You can still buy lead carbonate pigment and mix your own with a lttle oil.

    $13 per half pound isn't bad. The flake white is lead carbonate.

    http://www.rghartistoilpaints.com/ne...pigments.shtml

    If you mix it with a little boiled linseed oil it will mark the graduations permanently.
    Last edited by Evan; 02-05-2010, 09:53 PM.

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  • Doozer
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    Grease pencil or China marker?

    Not on topic, but I just love the silver Sharpie for writing on metal when fabricating.

    --Doozer

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  • Toolguy
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    I use paintstick or grease pencil. They both come in white and a lot of other colors.

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  • Evan
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    White lead?

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  • Smokedaddy
    started a topic Engraving

    Engraving

    I once found some "stuff" that came in a stick, like a pencil, that you used to highlight engravings. It was white. You know, you rub on the engravings, like graduations to make them stand out. Have any idea what it is called. I can't find my bookmark that I had either.

    Regards,
    -SD:
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