The Best Way I Have Found To Paint Axel Pegs

Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Pegs In A Shop Made Drying Rack
Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Pegs In A Shop Made Drying Rack


For the cars I make, I always add a bit of color to the hubs. Through experimenting, I have discovered that when painting the axel pegs, dipping them in the paint produced the best results. Spraying even with an airbrush was too messy. When I used a brush, metallic paints would soak into the end grain and leave the metallics on the top. I would need to add a second coat after they dried to get the proper color.




Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Pegs In A Shop Made Drying Rack
Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Pegs In A Shop Made Drying Rack



When dipping, I put a few drops of paint on a pallet and dip the end of the peg into the paint just far enough to cover the hub and hold it there long enough for the paint to soak in. The result is one coat of paint and a lot less work. The pegs do usually need to cure overnight.

This method also works for dowels when I use dowels for axels.




Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Dowels In A Shop Made Drying Rack
Handmade Wooden Toy Car Axel Dowels In A Shop Made Drying Rack


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