Customs: NOOB questions about using enamels/acrylics on Tf's HELP PLEASE!!!

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  1. Nemesis_Dirge

    Nemesis_Dirge Banned

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    got some questions about acrylic and enamel paints:

    i recent bought this :

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    and this:

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    the first is just brushes and paints...the second is a air brush gun that uses a can of propellant and paint hookups on the bottom of the gun for painting....

    i bought a ROTF devy and one of the universe onslaught's to try some painting on....

    So questions beginning with:

    Will enamel paints melt the plastics that transformers are made out of?

    I have a friend that says not to use enamels on Gi Joes or transformers...only use acrylic....

    i am trying to not spend lots of money until i decide if i want to invest more into trying customize transformers or not...so i just dropped about $35 so far...need comments and opinions...i wanted to do a dark hued/black urban camo pattern on onslaught....

    have not decided what to do with devy yet....
     
  2. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    well hes wrong. enamels are all i can get ahold of and there is no melting.at least not for me. maybe he did something wrong.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Your friend must be mistaken. Enamels, acrylics, lacquers, they're all okay, though my personal experience says lacquers takes way long to dry.
     
  4. JakmanFirby

    JakmanFirby The Jakman

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    well ur friend is quite right about the G.i joe's but the transformers are made of hard abs plastic so enamels will work fine.
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Enamels and acrylics work fine. Testors is a good brand to work with. Others you might want to consider: Tamiya, Model Master (made by Testors), and Krylon Fusion (spray can).
     
  6. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Wow... actually lacquer based paints have the fastest drying times.Not sure what you were using them on. The drying times for paints is as follwos from quickest to longest:

    Lacquer
    Acrylic
    Enamel (a LONG time)

    Check this site out for more info:

    Paint Info
     
  7. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I'm not even exaggerating when i say i couldn't touch my custom Omega till a month after i painted it, to stop my hands from turning into that colour.

    Maybe I was unlucky. I think you better trust Zildjian. Dunno what went wrong with OS, though.
     
  8. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    enamel does take a while to cure, itll feel tacky for a while
     

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