Customs: alternatives to painting

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  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    im looking to color in the grill and detail the doors on my Alt rollbar, since i heavily suck at painting and it really isnt a big job to do, what else besides paint would yall recomend
     
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    Autobot Punk Punk of the Autobot Type

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    spray paint or airbrush
     
  3. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    ummmmmmmmmmm arent those painting? like i said im looking for any alternaive to painting
     
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    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    The only other things that I have used besides paints are sharpie markers and sharpie paint pens. I know that it's technically painting, but it's more like a mix of marker and paint and it's pretty easy to apply. It's very thinned out though so that might be an issue. Sharpie markers work great for most applications so you may want to also give that a shot.

    Edit... I noticed how small the details are you are trying to do so I added addl information. Sharpie makes these pens that are fine tip and they have different tip sizes and they are permanent so that might me what you are looking for. I posted pics below and the set I have is listed as ultra fine.

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  5. LiquiD

    LiquiD Well-Known Member

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    yeah, markers and a clear coat are your best bet. there are other markers you can use besides sharpies, just find one that fits your needs, use it, and clear coat it.
     
  6. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    clear coat?
     
  7. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    Here is an example of a clear spray.

    Other brands available at hardware stores, Walmarts, hobby shops, etc...
     
  8. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    or you can go to a flea market and look for KO sharpies called "sharples"...

    or better yet, dye the plastic. I don't have any alts. but I'm willing to bet that you cannot detach the grill so, ya, a sharpie or a metallic sharpie is your best bet.
     
  9. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    KO Sharpies :lolol 

    Like everyone else has said, just use Sharpie.
     

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