Customs: Paint question

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  1. Pieking

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    I have few quick questions about painting a figure.
    1. how do you make the paint thin so it does not come of during transformation?
    2 what does thinner do?
    3 how do protect my paint from being scratched off?
    4How do i get the paint to look full and so that hasbro's paint doesn't bleed trough?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Nemesis Predaking

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    1. how do you make the paint thin so it does not come of during transformation?

    You don't, You can either sand down all you joint & rub areas
    or find yourself a paint that is tuff as nails. I use Krylon Outdoor Spaces, that stuff NEVER chips or rubs off.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/general-discussion-10/i-may-have-found-paint-better-then-krylon-fusion--165607/

    2 what does thinner do?

    This I can't answer as i have never used them on a TF

    3 how do protect my paint from being scratched off?

    Most guys here I believe use future floor polish to protect their customs.
    I myself don't use anything.

    4How do i get the paint to look full and so that hasbro's paint doesn't bleed trough?

    Soak your part to remove all the factory paint apps, 70% Isopropanol Alchol or higher I use 99% sometimes 91% but no lower.
    but watch out for transparent plastics some if not most will crack and spiderweb if soaked longer then 15 mins.
     
  3. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    70% at least! That explains a lot...

    Thanks for the tip.

    By the way Pieking, welcome aboard, as you see, there are many of us still learning around here.
     

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