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    Tintype

    Hi All
    Anyone here working with Tintypes, I have just started and am having shakey results, I either coat the tin too much or not enough - anyone have any sugestions. THANKS

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    Re: Tintype

    Try a dropper and measure the amount you use.
    Richard T Ritter
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    Re: Tintype

    Are you doing wetplate collodion or that Rockland tintype kit?

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    Re: Tintype

    Rockland tintype kit

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    Re: Tintype

    Sorry. I can't help then except to say pouring too much emulsion is the lesser evil.

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    Re: Tintype

    As Richard says, use an eyedropper to apply the fluid. When I did this years ago I always used a calibrated pipette to apply the same amount each time to the centre of the tintype. Then I used a spin coater to spread the fluid evenly. I think I used something around 2000 to 4000 RPM depending on the thickness required. Maybe you can rig up a spinner using a small motor. The surface to be coated needs to be quite horizontal.

    Nate Potter

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    Re: Tintype

    Thanks the eye droper was easy and i used a small foam paint brush to spread the emulsion, looks like that worked will shoot some today to see - thanks you all helped a lot

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