Customs: help me improve this g1 reissue diaclone bluestreak

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    so I bought this silverstreak in order to repaint it into a blue bluestreak. the paint I used was testors model master acrylic pearl blue. the problem with it is the way the dye/pigment is in the paint causes it to not be evenly distributed, leading to the uneven color you see here. most of this is 2 years old, so it's cured real solid, and although I'm a better painter now than when I originally did this, even adding more coats didn't help. any ideas?

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  2. Jimmyjimjim

    Jimmyjimjim Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like two things:

    A) You didn't have the paint properly mixed.

    B) It was too thick of a coat.

    Looks like the paint was so thick, the pigment was running while the paint was drying.

    Also, enamels tend to work better on plastics. Better still are sprays, like the Krylon Fusion (specially made for plastic), and Tamiya sprays (same thing). Also, for best results, always prime and wet sand with 2000/4000 grit.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    hmmm, the problem is that the paint didn't seem like it would evenly mix AT ALL. the other thing is that this is acrylic going onto metal parts, if that makes any difference. for certain, there's LOTS of paint on this guy. I couldn't even guess how many coats. what would you suggest doing to remedy the situation?
     
  4. REDLINE

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    you ought to remove all the paint and paint from scratch, honestly. Also make sure the paint you use is NEW. Tamiya and Testors and lots of other companies make really good spray-on metallic paints. then you wont have a problem with "too thick" or "not mixed".
     
  5. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    any method you would recommend? something on a dremel, perhaps?
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    I think I would do a total disassemble and repaint on it. I've removed Krylon with 91% Alchohol, I just had to let it soak longer, and really take to it with a toothbursh. When you do get it to remove, it peeled off like a skin. I've never had a re-attempt after 2 years either though.
     
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    Huh, not to say that any one product is better than another, but I was generally taught that plastic = acrylic and metal = enamel. Supposedly coating metal in liquid plastic doesn't work so well.
     
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    tools are dipped in plastic all the time, to add grip to the handles, or to silence them for subs. But the odds of him finding an enamel AND an acrylic to paint this TF up are pretty slim. Krylon should work on both.
     
  9. Octane

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    I have run into the problem with runny acrylics too. I just painted more and more on top of it, mostly because the color I was using was for a sprayer.

    It would also help if you used a Smokescreen core for this too look like the Diaclone.
     
  10. thor20

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    Soak the painted parts in Castrol Super Clean. It works Like no get out and it wont hurt the plastic and will remove any and all coatings on the plastic and metals. You will have wear rubber gloves but it will come off in a few hours. I had a Magnus cab that was painted as Prime and the paint was applied so bad I had to remove it. After four days of rubbing alcohol it still wasn't coming off so I used the Castrol and the Paint came off in a few hours.
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    aw man, i know this one thread by a friend who worked on one, hang on...

    http://www.sgcollect.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=33658

    4. Tamiya TS-53 Metallic Blue
    5. Gunze Sangyo H88 Metallic Blue
    6. Gunze Sangyo H93 Clear Blue
    7. Humbrol #69 Gloss Yellow enamel

    no more pics sadly, its an old thread.
     
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    blah, images don't work though...
     
  13. mugen_prime

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    You could also try soaking it in DOT 3 Break fluid. Easy Off oven cleaner is another option.
     

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