I’ve scanned the stencils on the lower cabinet so I can trace them and cut masks for the airbrushing work I need to do.
It’s very interesting what is revealed when looking at the cabinet with this level of detail. The webbing in the first picture is not really black at all. It looks likes clear lacquer that has been mixed with some kind of solution. It has an almost sedimentary-like appearance. Is this the result of the lacquer solution not being properly mixed before spraying? Or too much dilution? Evidence of cost-saving measures? Operator error? Can webbing fade? Who knows.
Elsewhere on the cabinet, however, the pigment of the webbing is much darker. It still looks a bit watered down. See the second picture.
Getting webbing to look factory-like is one of the more devilish details to get right on total repaint jobs. Often it looks too heavy because most canned solutions come out in dense globs that are jet-black. That doesn’t compare favorably to webbing that is very fine and wispy or because it has the kind of diffuse pigmentation in the first picture.
The next time I undertake a total repaint job, I might try to recreate this style of “diluted webbing.”
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