Customs: Painting Revoltechs?

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  1. Satomiblood

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    I've seen a few Revoltech seeker repaints on here and was wondering how well paint adheres to the plastic.. Also, should anything else be done to prep the figure for painting other than sanding and washing in warm soapy water? Should the gloss finish be stripped or thinned out (assuming that's even possible)?

    To give you an idea, I'm using Revoltech Rodimus and Megatron.

    Thanks!
     
  2. robvega214

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    the paint comes off very easy with car paint thinner.....just apply with cotton ear swabs......and u wont have to worry about warping
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    I have some Testors thinner. Will that be enough?
     
  4. project9

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    I repainted Starscream and I don't think I even prepped it. I might have with just a quick soap & water rinse. Aside from that, I put some grey primer and black gloss on with no problems (Model Masters acrylics).
     
  5. Boggs6ft7

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    Will alcohol not work on revoltechs?
     
  6. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Heya! I did a revoltech once a long time ago. Used Optimus Prime and painted it into the nemesis version. It wasn't fun :( 
    Coz, if you happen to miss a spot when priming it, the paint will just water away, literally. I also didn't clean the gloss finish off at that point. I just paintd it over. Are you airbrushing or painting with a brush?
     
  7. Satomiblood

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    Brush painting. I prefer this because I have more control over where the paint goes. That, and I'm not very good at airbrushing or spraypainting.
     
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    Perhaps use an ultra-fine sandpaper prior to priming. Do you have a dremel tool?
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Yes, I do.
     

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