|WORLD WAR TWO RESTORATION PRODUCTS
"HOW TO" PAGE
|The stencils offered for sale on this page are digitally rendered, machine-cut, adhesive backed vinyl paper and
are intended for a single-use paint application. Although it is possible to re-use each stencil, it is not
recommended. Stencils should be applied at or above room temperature in low humidity.
|Both Allied and Axis ordnance was fully painted for corrosion prevention and for ammunition identification. For identification
purposes, paint was applied to a rubber stamp and then the ordnance was rolled over the stamp.
|Step 2: Apply the stencil to your vintage item. Note: the center of the letters and numbers "A", "O", "P", "8" etc., will need to
be hand applied. Use a small utility knife blade to remove the center of the letter or number from the backing paper and apply it
to the vintage item. The reason for this step is that this stencil style is done to replicate the original rubber pad rolled paint
application style and the centers of those letters/numbers are not connected to the main stencil.
|How to apply stencils:
|Step 2 continued: the center of each letter, in this case an "O", should look like this - centered from top to bottom in the
middle of each letter. Take your time - the results will be spectacular!
|Step 3: Lightly tap down on the entire stencil to make sure that it is flat and the center of each of the applied letters are firmly
in place. Drastic pressure is not necessary.
|Step 4: Use tape and paper to mask off all areas that you do not want to paint. In the case of this WWII M8 Smoke Grenade,
the center 1/2 inch band will receive the same paint as the stencil, so all paint will be applied at the same time.
|The end result: Once all of the masking tape and paper have been removed, as well as the stencil, the resulting item should
look like the Original WWII M8 Smoke Grenade, shown above with crisp paint masked features, restored by QuestMasters
Good luck with your restorations!
|Step 1: Each stencil is specifically designed to match both font and size for the vintage material being
restored. When shipped, the stencil is cut to roughly the size needed for application. Some trimming may be
necessary. Ensure that the object that will be receiving the stencil is clean of dirt and oil.
Peel the stencil starting at the corner of the backing paper. The "un-weeded" or not-removed center of each
letter should stay attached to the backing paper. If it does not, lightly press the letter down as you pull up the
stencil. Move slowly so not to tear the vinyl paper.
|Step 5: Just before painting, lightly tap down on the entire stencil
to make sure that it is flat and the center of each of the applied
letters are firmly in place. Drastic pressure is not necessary.
Apply one light pass of the desired paint to the surface of the item.
A VERY LIGHT PASS!!!!
This stencil style is designed to replicate the original rubber pad
rolled paint application style.
A thick application of paint will not yield the correct results and
may cause the stencil to bleed or create unnecessary drips.
Allow the paint to dry per the manufacturers time criteria.
Apply a second light coat only if necessary.
Allow the paint to dry for at least one hour before removing the
Remove the center of each letter/number, as it was applied in
If any part of the stencil breaks, remove it as you would the center
of each letter/number. Work slowly so not to scratch the base
layer of the paint.