A necessary tool for every builder.
After a few coats of paint, the panel lines get fiied in and don't look realistic Run the scriber over the panel lines before painting to highlight them after painting.
Plus, sanding the body to prepare it for painting will put particles in the panel lines. A simple trace around the panel lines will clean them out.
Use it to cut open doors, hoods and trunks.
The 5-sided handle won't slip in your hands, especially with the groves in the handle.
Here are a few pointers:
- Keep the tool perpendicular to the panel you are scribing. If you are off, it will gouge the sides of the body and make the gap look excessively wide.
- Work slowly and be aware of how you are holding the tool. This is especially important when using the Bare-Metal® Scriber to open doors or trunk.
- Paint adds thickness too. If the gap between door/trunk and the body isn't wide enough, once the model is painted, the part may not fit in the opening. Even if it does, there may not be enough clearance and opening the part will cause the paint to chip! The width of the gap between door/trunk and the body is critical, and should be considered before even primer is applied to the model.
- Worked correctly, the gap created by the Bare-Metal® Scriber is just about perfect once the paint is on the model.
Includes simple directions, a pouch and a rubber tip guard.
Overall length is 5.75".
One stainless steel tool, by Bare Metal Foil.