Following on from my painting hangers http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...ay-booth-67131 I thought I would share how I prevent paint getting into bores. I find it hard enough to coat components at the best of times so this is a very annoying part of painting/spraying in stopping paint getting in places you don’t want it. Masking holes I also find difficult.
One day I had loads of holes that needed to be masked so paint didn’t get in. A few weeks before I had been to a car boot sale (garage sell) and bought a wine/beer making kit, which I only wanted the bucket with the lid to house my pickling solution for silver soldering. Amongst the kit was some rubber corks which fitted a treat in the holes. As this was successful I have since acquired several different size corks as can be seen from the photo. The second photo shows the hub of a capstan wheel from my ring roller I am currently building using the corks to block the holes I don’t want the paint to cover.
I hope this will be helpful to anyone who has had this issue and if anyone has any other good masking techniques I would be very keen to learn more.
Thank you for viewing.
The Home Engineer.