Painting Caches

Spring is here and that means many geocachers look to those three little words that mean so much…. Let’s Paint Geocaches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Metals: Sanding to remove rust, cleaning to remove oils, primer to help main paints to adhere.
  • Colors: What is so important to know what colors to choose?
  • Textures: Giving that extra perception to blend in even more to look at.
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Geocaching Question:

What does the acronym BYOP mean?

Answer:
Bring Your Own Pen/Pencil

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Okay I still have spring fever when it comes to geocaching which means giving tips on how to make your own geocaches. In particular. Ways of painting and taping geocaches so they blend into the environment. Sometimes it means matching colors with the environment. Using forms of camouflage like tapes and textured paints to get the job done. Tonight’s episode will show geocachers how to make better LockNLock boxes, ammo boxes and more.

Things to show:
4 minute video on painting and cami taping a LockNLock box
2 minute video on painting ammo boxes
Several photos showing painting techniques.

General Discussion

Spring is here and that means many geocachers look too those three little words that mean so much…. Let’s Paint Geocaches!!!

That’s right, tonight we are going to discuss several different basic techniques to make an ordinary looking geocache into an extraordinary example of environmental hide and seek goodness.

Topic Points:

Understanding why you are making your geocache blend into the environment. Why?

Geocaches are made of different types of materials and each material requires different prep work.

Knowing the difficulty before you begin.
A difficulty of one or two you do not have to put too much into the camouflage. Just keep it enough for muggles not to notice.
A difficulty of three and up requires research of the area, a crafty camouflage design to make the geocache blend in as much as possible.

Plastics – light sanding to help keep paint adhesion.

Metals – sanding to remove rust, cleaning to remove oils, primer to help main paints to adhere.


Colors – What is so important to know what colors to choose?
Blending in with like colors:
Greens and Browns – wooded
Greys and Blacks – urban
Colors of You – what works for your environment? What would be the best color to stand out in the open?

Textures – Giving that extra perception to blend in even more to look at.
Colors are great but if you really want something to blend in it needs to have similar textures.
Wood, Stone, Grass, Sand are all different forms of textures that you can add to geocaches via paints, tapes, clothes, etc.

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