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caligraphy caps

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by croe, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. croe

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    caligraphy caps

    Discussion started by croe - Mar 23, 2005

    i don't know if anyone else has tried this but i decided i wanted a caligraphy cap for tags. its really easy to make too.
    i used a german outline but i'm sure you can use any caps to do it.
    using an exacto knife or something quite sharp, cut a slit in the cap where the hole is so that instead of a hole, you have a line. its not perfect but you do get some pretty nice tags out of it with some lines being thick and some really skiny, giving it the caligraphy effect.
    has anyone else tried this or something similar?
     
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  2. useurname

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    useurname - Replied Mar 23, 2005

    I thought they make those, Im just saying........... but I like homemade stuff better anyways
     
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  3. HAL

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    HAL - Replied Mar 23, 2005

    There's various ones available already. Not saying a home-made one is bad, but I got a couple at a shop in Canada a year or so ago, and they sprayed wide and pretty clean. Interesting caps. Here's a pic of what they look like...
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    You can also find calligraphy caps of various spray widths on lots of other products. Some spray varnishes and automotive paints come with them. I recall Rusto used to make 15oz cans called Big Shots that also came stock with calligraphy/fan spray nozzles. Really good paint, to boot. I always used it with rusto fats, though.

    The danvern fan spray caps (the annoying blue ones with the touch button action that won't allow the can to take any other kind of cap) are probably the best if you're looking to do fan tip tags. Light pressure and pretty wide spray. A lot of the paints that come with those kind of caps are very good, too.
     
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    Shogun_Assassin - Replied Mar 23, 2005

    the big shots were amazing! I used to go into walmart and just steal the caps off of like 15 of those things, they ruled. I havent been able to find them in a while though. But anyway i will definetly try the homemade because i miss using caligraphy caps.
     
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    exxell - Replied Mar 23, 2005

    My nigga told me to cutthe bottom part of the cap so mre paint could cum out its best with a rusto ( dont cut it all the but jus to make another slit )..............
    its not what u sayin but jus another way to paint faster.
     
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  6. th3_monk

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    th3_monk - Replied Mar 24, 2005

    yeah the way it sprays also depend on the way the nozzel is turned. Its a pretty cool cap
     
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    D6FELON<< - Replied Mar 26, 2005

    but wich way do yu have to slit the hole?? horizontal or vertically??
     
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    stilltippin - Replied Mar 26, 2005

    was jus about 2 ask that question
     
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    GnomeToys - Replied Mar 27, 2005

    ^^^^

    Are you two that fucking dim that you can't figure that out yourselves? Use your goddamn brains for a second.
     
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    iloveyoursister - Replied Mar 27, 2005

    Haha, "caligraphy" caps are on pretty much all the cheap cans here.


    they are fucking wack.
     
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    The Leader - Replied Mar 28, 2005


    I usually just take off the caligraphy nozzle and put in a stock nozzle.. if it's on one of those cans with the blue odd looking caps. Otherwise caligraphy caps usually go in the garbage, I have about 10 that I have never used, I suppose that's all I need.
     
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  12. bodice_ripper

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    bodice_ripper - Replied Mar 30, 2005

    I have never managed to find or modify a cap that produced a decent calligraphy effect - and I'd love to have one...
     
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    iloveyoursister - Replied Mar 30, 2005

    Hahaha, seriously, they aren't anything special.
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Mar 30, 2005


    I;ve had some, and they sucked,. all my letters are calligraphy based, I could catch such nice tags with a calligraphy cap that actually worked
     
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    IzacFour - Replied Mar 30, 2005

    Yeah all paint available round my ways come with caligraphy caps. Except for that fancy stuff available from 'professional' paint stores. Some dudes styles look really nice with them, other people dont know how to use em.
     
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