Customs: Non Scratch Paint?

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  1. setsuna

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    Hey everyone, I recently painted a Marvel Legends Iron Man using Tamiya Acrylic.

    Turned out pretty good using flat black as base, then chrome silver, plus few layers of transluscent red and clear smoke to finish.

    However, the paint scratches at some major friction points such as his waste, biceps and hips. :( 

    Does anyone have any recommendations for paint that won't scratch?

    Here's some rough pics of the fig.
     

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  2. Yaujta

    Yaujta Breadchildren. TFW2005 Supporter

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    How soon after you painted it did you move the parts?
    I've found that acrylic becomes rock solid in about a month or so. It may be less time, but curing is a must.
     
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    Probably 6hours or less when I started moving the joints.

    I've re-applied the paint since, guess I will give it a week or so?
     
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    I would let it dry for a couple weeks just to be sure (Depends on how dry or humid your environment is). Plus Id also use some form of Matt or Gloss (depends on your preference) Varnish in order to seal the paint and act as another layer of protection.
     
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    I use a dull coat as well, but you need to be careful about adding another layer to already potential rub points.
     

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