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Old 11-02-2021, 10:31 AM
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Hi Have Kenny Kong tracks they are rather bright, anyone have an idea of the metal used . Going to try to finish off an older build , just the tracks and some light weathering to do on a Tamiya KT with late war camo

The tracks are not the usual dark colour

Want the correct primer for the tracks then some weathering to complete .
Old 11-02-2021, 11:45 AM
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Whenever I need to darken Tank Tracks I use Gun Blue,
Be careful how you handle the stuff and Do wear rubber gloves,
Old 11-02-2021, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jarndice View Post
Whenever I need to darken Tank Tracks I use Gun Blue,
Be careful how you handle the stuff and Do wear rubber gloves,
HI I used gun blue or similar on the spare tracks ,one set Kenny Kong and the other Impact. Impact track metal reacted well to the blueing and i used them on my early zimmermet KT.

The Kenny Kong are above the Impact , Impact have a better colour.
Old 11-02-2021, 06:29 PM
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I'd say just paint them. They are zinc-aluminum alloy. But KK seems to use pretty high quality metal. They last and wear well. I'd just use Tamiya surface primer or red oxide red primer and paint em gun metal.
Old 11-02-2021, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ronnie42 View Post
HI I used gun blue or similar on the spare tracks ,one set Kenny Kong and the other Impact. Impact track metal reacted well to the blueing and i used them on my early zimmermet KT.

The Kenny Kong are above the Impact , Impact have a better colour.

Hmmm. You can tell me to mind my own business but that finish on your spare tracks looks alot like whatever you used caused or is causing the alloy to oxidize. It doesn't always stop with what you see either. Be careful. I'd simply paint them if you can't wait til they surface oxidize naturally.

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Old 11-03-2021, 02:21 PM
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Thanks all Will paint the tracks , much safer and the blueing never really worked .
Old 11-03-2021, 04:03 PM
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I paint mine with metal etching spray pant from the auto parts store which is a medium green and then paint over that with weathering.
It stays fine on the inside but if you run your tank in sand or sandy soil nothing lasts very long on the outside.
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What is the difference in results between the Casey gun blue and aluminium black?
Old 01-06-2022, 12:48 PM
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I just paint mine in a rust colour self etching paint and let dry for two days. Next is flat black over the 'rust', new tanks in Germany the tracks were painted black, at least early and mid war. As the tanks is driven more and more of the black will wear off on contact areas and the rust, too,so you get shining metal, rust in the low contact areas and black where nothing touches the tracks.
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Old 01-06-2022, 07:40 PM
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I usually just paint mine black and hit them with a brown/rusty wash. After that nature takes it's course.
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I got the super blue liquid. Takes like 30 seconds and is just right! Still a bit wet from the rinse in this picture.






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