Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Chipping with salt

4 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    September 2019
Chipping with salt
Posted by AndrewJosie on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:29 PM

I tried the chipping with salt method and for the most part can't seem to brush the salt off.  In all of the YouTube videos it looks super easy to just brush off the salt after painting but in my case the salt is stuck on very well and won't brush off.

Has this happened to anyone before?

  • Member since
    July 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:50 PM

Rub the kit where you applied the salt lightly dampaned cloth.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:52 AM

Put some elbow grease into it. Use a coarse wash cloth or towel and rub it. You want NO salt left at the end, so no reason to be "gentle".


 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:11 AM

An old toothbrush works, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:00 PM

My "salted" Seahorse helicopter rotor worked out well. I just sanded it lightly with medium-grit sandpaper.


On the bench: 1/72 Grumman Avenger being kitbashed as a U.S. Forest Service tanker; a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 


Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.