Customs: Change Optimus Gun colour? Help a noob.

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  1. Dublo7

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    Hey guys,

    I was sort of desperate for an Optimus toy, and the only one I could find at a reasonable price was the DVD Prime.

    I quite like it, but my main problem is that hideous blue and yellow gun. I'm thinking of repainting it myself, just straight jet black (the way it should be).
    Does anyone have an idea of how I should go about doing this? Should I spray paint it? What's a good type of paint to use?

    Thanks a lot guys. I realise this is a total noob question, but I thought I'd come over here and ask you guys anyway :D 
     
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    Since it is all gonna be black and needs no dis-assembly. I would grab some Krylon Fusion Black and go to town.
     
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    Since it is all gonna be black and needs no dis-assembly. I would grab some Krylon Fusion Black and go to town.
     
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    So generally just any black spray paint that works well with plastic?
     
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    So generally just any black spray paint that works well with plastic?
     
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    Just spray, make sure the paint doesn't build up in a spot, so spray from about 1.5 feet away
     
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    Just spray, make sure the paint doesn't build up in a spot, so spray from about 1.5 feet away
     
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    Use Krylon Fusion. Its designed for plastics and is far less likely to chip or rub off on your precious prime.
     
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    Use Krylon Fusion. Its designed for plastics and is far less likely to chip or rub off on your precious prime.
     
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    Would the plastic on that gun take RIT dye very well? That's the best way if the plastic will take.
     
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    Would the plastic on that gun take RIT dye very well? That's the best way if the plastic will take.
     
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    Dyeing is more involved and carries the risk of overheating the plastic and having deformations... but besides that, it's the best call...

    Spray paint is a good method for guns, especially Krylon Fusion, which is designed to bond with the plastic.

    I recommend a Flat Black... it tends to look cleaner than gloss paints (which often show off every imperfection in the surface), and will still show off the details well.

    zmog
     
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    Dyeing is more involved and carries the risk of overheating the plastic and having deformations... but besides that, it's the best call...

    Spray paint is a good method for guns, especially Krylon Fusion, which is designed to bond with the plastic.

    I recommend a Flat Black... it tends to look cleaner than gloss paints (which often show off every imperfection in the surface), and will still show off the details well.

    zmog
     
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    You can get spray vinyl dye as well assuming the gun isn't polypropylene which I doubt it is.
     
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    You can get spray vinyl dye as well assuming the gun isn't polypropylene which I doubt it is.
     

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