Customs: Painting problem

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  1. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    I'm repainting a Movie Leader Prime and have run into a problem on the left arm.
    It has these spots were paint will not stick to the plastic,I've tryed washing,sanding,and priming it. The primer stays on yet the paint will not.

    Air brushing,hand brushing,and dry brushing doesn't work either.
    It's like something pushs the paint from these spots.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
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    Could be the paint you are using, have you tried using some acrylic paint?
     
  3. TonyzCustomz

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    Mixing Acrylic paint 50/50 with windex makes it stick better, try airbrushing it on that way and let me know.
     
  4. Methos

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    I don't think it's the paint,neither acrylic or enamal would stick,even krylon fusion fails.
     
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    If the primer stays then you really should not have a problem, the only reason paint wont stick is because of oil or residue but you said that you washed it, then I am not sure.

    Edit* Try using rubbing alcohol right before you paint it, it might help. I am really finding this wierd.
     
  6. Methos

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    Yeh,I thought it was oil too,but even after sanding and priming it was still in the same spot.

    Ended up cutting a piece of masking tape for the arm and so far the paint is staying on that.
     
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    paint on masking tape? please don't!

    krylon primer...spray in the can top, then paint it on that area, thinly. then you can paint on the primer no problem
     
  8. TonyzCustomz

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    If primer won't stick I am sure that krylon probably wont work either, Methos have you tried using some putty or apoxie, sanding it and then painting on top of that?
     
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    I'm baffled to begin with, because I painted 2 leader primes to date. One completely in acrylic, and one in Enamel, which I didn't even primer.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, their really should not be any problems, maybe its a fluke.
     
  11. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    Yeh I had one 08 BB with spots on the hood and one without them.


    As for the primer,it sticks tp the spots,but still when I paint over the primer in those areas the paints poors always from those spots.

    Someone at a modelling forum said something about it being some kind of trapped static in the plastic.
     
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    wow. that's cool, haven't ran into that problem. Personally, I would try laying a few coats of thin primer. Or try some Krylon fusion sprayed into the can top.
     
  13. TonyzCustomz

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    LOL if you think it might be static just run a magnet over it. I am really curious now, never heard of that happening to plastic before.
     
  14. Methos

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    Tryed the can top idea,took five coats to get the last spot painted.


    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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