Here’s a clever way to cut down on nicks and scratches the next time you’re handling pre-painted photo-etched material. Just dip your tweezer tips in the paint color of the pre-painted parts and let them dry thoroughly. When you use them to handle or bend the parts, the paint will help hold and cushion the part. It won’t totally eliminate the possibility of nicks and scratches, but it will help. When you’re done, just soak the tips in solvent or gently scrape the paint off.
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