Customs: Premium Movie Prime(paint halp plz)

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  1. EvaUnit13

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    I started working on a Premium Movie Prime repaint. Whenever I use the blue, it dries into a wood looking finish, it looks very chalky and flat, kind of like a crayon, which is the opposite of what I want. When I used the same paint on another Movie Prime repaint, it dried to a glossy finish, which is what I want. I don't think I'm putting too much paint, I put about 1 layer of the same blue somewhere else and it dried the same chalky finish. I'm rubbing it off, but how do I keep it from drying like that?

    So far I've gotten the lower legs done, I'm going the same route as I did with the original Movie Prime, but now I have more experience so that I(hopefully) won't be ashamed to look at the finished product as I was with the other one. I also found this excellent silver spray paint, if applied correctly it has a very shiny look, not as much as chrome, but still pretty good. I'll try to get pics in the morning


    Pics up, finally. In the second picture, the blue on the upper thighs are where it looks like wood

    I took off the gray battery covers, arm flaps, that can thing with lights, and the feet and sprayed them with the silver paint that makes it look a bit shinier
     

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    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    that sounds wierd maybe a primer first would help
     
  3. Ramrider

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    That does sound odd. What specific paint are you using? Maybe someone will know about its particular traits and be able to help more.

    If you're applying it the same way each time, to different surfaces, and getting different results, then it's presumably the qualities of the surfaces you're painting (spraying, I assume?) onto that's the deciding factor.

    Are you trying to spray straight onto the shiny surfaces of a Premium? I don't have any of them, but that may be the issue, in which case I'd recommend giving the top surfaces a sand down with fine grit sandpaper (wet & dry finishing paper, that kind of thing).
     
  4. EvaUnit13

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    Naw, I'm painting the blue details on the upper legs(hip area, rear thigh) with a brush and that's where it looks very chalky. Maybe because it has that finish that Premium Jazz and Robo Vision Prime have?

    Ugh, I'm so damn lazy. I'll try to get pics tomorrow
     
  5. EvaUnit13

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    Added pics and bump
     
  6. Bigbot3030

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    First and foremost are you cleaningn the original surface with alcohol? there's usually mold release on those parts and that can do weird things to paint. If you don't want to fine sand and/or use primer, you should at least clean all the parts first. Oh and you don't neccsarily have to use alcohol. even soaking them in warm soapy water will do the job.
     
  7. EvaUnit13

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    I used just a drop of thinner on 1 area on each thigh and then used paper towels to rub it off, it came off like rubber. Should I sand down the finish so that the finish doesn't interfere with the paint?
     
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    Sanding always helps i've found. it adds teeth so the paint sticks better. other thna that I don't know what to tell you. I've heard and seen weird things wiht that softer plastic but that's one of the hard ones. Hmmm, i'd say sand, clean, and try again. make sure your paint is new and try and practice on anouther part if possible.
     
  9. Ramrider

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    I'd have a go with some soapy water (bit of washing up liquid, something like that) and an old toothbrush, to really make sure any release compound's been removed.
     
  10. mampy

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    Maybe its with the consistency of the paint you are using? I've experienced the same thing and I found that watering down the paint too much may cause it to not have such a glossy finish.
     
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    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Maybe its with the consistency of the paint you are using? I've experienced the same thing and I found that watering down the paint too much may cause it to not have such a glossy finish.
     

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