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HOW CAN I HIGHLIGHT MARKINGS ON JIG?

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Jack -

Here's what KregRep posted in a previous thread...

"Here's the technique I would suggest!
1) Mix equal parts flour and water (2-3 tablespoons should be adequate) into a paste.
2) Carefully rub the paste into the Kreg Jig® markings with your finger.
3) Wipe away the excess paste with a very lightly dampened cloth.
4) The paste mixture will harden over time. Repeat if necessary.

This paste turns into sort of a glue... and really sticks well. It doesn't flake-out like white-out might be prone to doing."



Other's suggested whiteout (which apparently works well, but may not stick as well).

There are a few more ideas in the threat "How can we improve your experience"....
Thank you for the info, will give it a try.

gdatomic said:
Jack -

Here's what KregRep posted in a previous thread...

"Here's the technique I would suggest!
1) Mix equal parts flour and water (2-3 tablespoons should be adequate) into a paste.
2) Carefully rub the paste into the Kreg Jig® markings with your finger.
3) Wipe away the excess paste with a very lightly dampened cloth.
4) The paste mixture will harden over time. Repeat if necessary.

This paste turns into sort of a glue... and really sticks well. It doesn't flake-out like white-out might be prone to doing."



Other's suggested whiteout (which apparently works well, but may not stick as well).

There are a few more ideas in the threat "How can we improve your experience"....
I tried this when I read it in the original thread. At first I was unimpressed because after applying the paste, the lettering wasn't very white and still was kinda hard to see. Then I got distracted by something else in the shop for a few minutes. When I went back to the jig I was surprised to see that the lettering was now bright white and really nice! The key was giving it time to dry. Very cool!

gdatomic said:
Here's what KregRep posted in a previous thread...

"Here's the technique I would suggest!
1) Mix equal parts flour and water (2-3 tablespoons should be adequate) into a paste.
2) Carefully rub the paste into the Kreg Jig® markings with your finger.
3) Wipe away the excess paste with a very lightly dampened cloth.
4) The paste mixture will harden over time. Repeat if necessary.

This paste turns into sort of a glue... and really sticks well. It doesn't flake-out like white-out might be prone to doing."
Hi,
Paste seems a bit more work than just taking a bright yellow, white, red or other color of Acrylic paint (I just use some Acrylic waterbased model paint, like Tamiya, or other paint you can get at your hobby shop...it comes in small bottles) and dribble some into the marking with a small paint brush ("microtips" brushes work well, also available at a hobby shop) and after letting it set for a few minutes, you can wipe off what's on the face of the jig, or let it dry longer and sand off the excess. It leaves clear bright markings and you don't need to get out the baking supplies. :-)
John
I just have the Kreg Junior Jig. The kit includes a gray case (probably polypropylene) with markings that are recessed to show a guide for the depth for the drill that are hard to see with old eyes. I used a black sharpie to highlight (fill in) the lettering. I got an excess on the lettering but it will wipe off (might have to use some alcohol on a q-tip). Enough remains in the recessed letters to highlight them. This might also work with the Jig or you could try a like Pentel Correction Pen and fill in the letter with the white fluid.

Chris
John Nelles said:
Hi,
Paste seems a bit more work than just taking a bright yellow, white, red or other color of Acrylic paint (I just use some Acrylic waterbased model paint, like Tamiya, or other paint you can get at your hobby shop...it comes in small bottles) and dribble some into the marking with a small paint brush ("microtips" brushes work well, also available at a hobby shop) and after letting it set for a few minutes, you can wipe off what's on the face of the jig, or let it dry longer and sand off the excess. It leaves clear bright markings and you don't need to get out the baking supplies. :-)
John

John, I think the major benefit of KregRep's flour/water technique is that it doesn't require a special trip to the crafting store. My fear with using paint would be that you'd have to be very careful not to get it outside of the numbers as it might stain the blue plastic. By using the 'paste' and wiping away the excess, each nook and cranny should be 100% filled without having to use a small brush and be so careful? I don't know... I haven't tried the paint so I can't be completely certain.
I rubbed the markings with a white crayon until the groves were full. Then I rubbed the excess off the surface. It worked well but left a white haze that the paste idea would have solved (much easier to wipe off than wax).

After using it a bit, I went back and marked my common settings with a yellow crayon so it is easy to hit them quickly. I wonder if there is a way to color the paste similarly. Food color may stain the jig. Thoughts?

This is the jig highlighted with crayons.
Joseph Scharle said:
A woodworking magazine paid me for this tip.

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Jack, I had that same question today and contacted a Kreg rep. He got back to me with the same answer. I'm working on a project tonight and will then try this tomorrow night.

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