Customs: Polishing Paints

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Hotwire, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    Was working on Mudflap, painting him a metallic copper. My only problem was that the paint had a rather dull finish, even with two pipettes of Future mixed into the paint. I tried to polish it with my Dremmel, bad idea, but it only melted the plastic. Can anyone offer their input on how to polish these guys?
     
  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    I've used car wax before, but did you clear coat the figure?? Mixing a gloss coat doesn't always work from my experience, and it really should be cleared with a glossy finish to get those nice and shiney vehicle modes.
     
  3. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    I've heard that Tamiya (and other hobby brands) make some sort of polishing compound. IIRC Sabby uses that to get very shiny finishes. You might wanna ask her about it. :) 
     

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