Customs: Polishing dulled down Dyed plastics

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  1. stilettoheels

    stilettoheels Banned

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    Ok, so, i'm trying this out for the first time... making a custom figure, and all that, and i've tried the dye method cuz i read that it holds up to transforming better than paint.

    So, i dyed the parts black, and THEY LOOK AWESOME, but the lustre is gone and they look flat-ish. i did have to paint the larger shell parts, and the ylook glossy. Was wondering if it's possible to polish the shine back into the dyed plastic parts.

    I know i read something somewhere here a long while ago, but not sure if that was to do with dyed parts, or if it was paint removal.

    I live in Canada, and can't find most of the brands i've seen mentioned.

    Can anyone make s asuggestion.


    I've made LOTS of model cars growing up, and never really figured i'd be any good at making toys, but after i signed up, i like looking at the customs folder, and want to make my own scourge prime.
     
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    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    that shine was the dye sitting on top of the plastic. Wet it and see what happens. Other then you can polish anything with a little elbow grease and a polishing rag (microfiber is nice).
     
  3. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same problem myself! :D 

    For me, the solution is applying 3 or 4 coats of Pledge Premum Floor Finish with Future Shine on the part with a paint brush every 40 minutes.
     
  4. stilettoheels

    stilettoheels Banned

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    can you get that at Walmart, or like, a hardware store. We have Carpets.. I"m a spaz when it comes to knowing about cleaning supplies.
     
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    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    At Walmart, yes! :thumb 
     
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    stilettoheels Banned

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    does it come in one of those spray cans? i figured it would come in like a paste or something, but the only pledge i can find is the dust repel furniture stuff. nothing else looked as though it would be usefull. it was all spray cans and lemon sented
     
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    the packaging has changed but the bottle is about the same
     
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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Why not just spray clear gloss coat over it?
     

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