Does anyone know how to make a figure more shiny?

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  1. scoobsterinc

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    I want to make a few of my figures a little bit more shiny without removing the paint is there anyway to do this? (Lock this if its in the wrong forum)
     
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    The Radicons seems more appropriate but perhaps a coat or two of floor polish? That's my guess.
     
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    Chrome everywhere and anywhere.
     
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    Yes, buy Henkei.
     
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    Thanks for the help! :) 
     
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    Spray a clear gloss coat over it. Be sure to disassemble it before hand though, so the clear doesn't dry everything into place, and tape the areas that you don't want glossy off..
     
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    Future Floor Finish. And all you really need beyond that is a good nylon brush.
     
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    I recall doing a lightbox shoot a loooong time ago with two of my movie figures and just using Windex to give them a temporary shine. If you want something longer lasting, maybe try the floor polish as others have suggested.
     
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    I'm curious as to what you mean by "shiny."

    A coat of Pledge with Future will give your figures a nice gloss coat, but a coat of Tamiya Clear Pearl will give a gloss coat plus the metal flake for a little extra sparkle. And then of course you could even go over the Clear Pearl with the Future for protection.
     
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    All the suggestions on using Future floor wax are good, as this is a trick long since used by pro model builders. You can even apply it with a small paint brush so you can just coat specific areas. It is self evening and dries fast.

    Another option I haven't seen posted is to use a good motorcycle bodywork (plastic safe) spray polish. They are made for plastic and will not harm painted surfaces. Spray a little on a nice micro fiber rag and work it on the panel area you are trying to shine. This is not as shiny as the Future floor wax method, but it does get rid of the dullness of the unpainted plastic panels. I have used this method on a lot of my figures to get that factory muck off of them.
     
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    kinda funny half of the reviews for the future pledge on amazon are about using it on scale models.
     
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    So floor wax, motorcycle polish...I'm also interested in the matter at hand, so any others? Kinda wondering if shoe shiner or car wax would work...
     
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    Has anyone tried car wax? Kinda want to myself, but would need to know if that's a good idea or not before I do.
     

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