Customs: paint clumping and bubbles

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  1. EvaUnit13

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    so when i'm painting my scratch rotf prime gun, the paint starts clumping and makes curvy edges that stand out, and little bubbles also form. how do i keep this from happening? and is there an easy way to smooth it out for now? should semi-aggressively scrubbing it with some paint thinner work?
     
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    Sounds like you may have overlooked some oily residue when prepping for paint. I am asuming you're painting with acrylic?

    Acrylic is water based, oil and water just don't mix! I do believe you are correct in that you could lightly clean it with thinner/paint rmover and reclean said areas.:thumbs2: 
     
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    thanks man. so i should wash it before painting right?
     
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    Yeah, that would be best. After all the sanding and modding is done, I like to give my figures a nice bath in warm water and a bit of grease-cutting dish soap. I usually remove factory paint, before mods and sanding, in which case I use alcohol, 90% isopropyl I think.

    I usually don't submerge them in water/alcohol though as I usually have some sort of LED or electronic installed. A medium bristle toothbrush can help you with scrubbing too.:thumbs2: 
     

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