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Forum: WWI Era
07-21-2011, 06:00 PM
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Posted By pd1

The silver used on airplanes was aluminum powder...

The silver used on airplanes was aluminum powder mixed with clear dope.
The silver was for protecting the fabric from the sunlight.
You can still get aluminum powder from Randolph .

I was wrong,...
Forum: WWI Era
07-20-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By pd1

I have heard of using tea to get the old linen...

I have heard of using tea to get the old linen look, but I haven't tried that yet.
Does the color go on evenly? I have been wanting to try that for an old Demoiselle I've been threatening to build....
Forum: WWI Era
07-20-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,224
Posted By pd1

I would check your silk for shrinkage on a small...

I would check your silk for shrinkage on a small frame. If the silk doesn't shrink after it is applied over an open frame it will be difficult to get the wrinkles out.

When doped, the silk relaxes...
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