Customs: Problem with email paint on RotF Depthcharge

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  1. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Hi guys!
    Uhm... I don´t know if this is the right section for my question so, if it´s wrong pls move it :) 

    So...to get to my question:
    I drybrushed the lower legs of Depthcharge with revell email paint without any primer. Normaly this email-drybrushing keeps on (black) plastic extremely good (also without any sort of primer), but this time it´s very easy to rub it of.
    Is the plastic some sort of rubbery plastic or something else?
    Thanks in advance for your help. :) 
     

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  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't have the figure, but I believe it could be one of two things.

    1. Mold release on the plastic. Basically a bit of non-stick material left over from the manufacturing process. You can get this off with rubbing alcohol, soapy water, elbow grease. Try this first. If that doesn't work, it might be...

    2. Nonstick plastic. Certain plastic just doesn't take paint very well. this isn't very likely, as I've seen some other Depthcharge repaints. I'm not familiar with the paint you mentioned, but you might try a black primer meant for plastic if the scrubbing doesn't work.
     
  3. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Hey thanks for your help!
    I´ll try it today :D 
     
  4. Treadshot A1

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    I'm afraid i'm gonna need an explanation as to what 'email paint' is.

    Assuming you mean enamel paint, i really can't see why it would rub off (and i'm painting 3 right now). I can only guess that:

    1: Some varnish/grease/whatever is still on the piece from the factory, or

    2: Revell paints just ain't that good.

    Otherwise, there should be no problem with painting those parts, or any other part of DC.
     
  5. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Oh, yeah I meant enamel >.<
    Yeah, I´ve only got problems with those two leg pieces.
    But thanks for your help. :) 
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    Man, I wish there was such a thing as email paint.
     
  7. Rhinox555

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    Wash the part with warm soapy water and a toothbrush, and don't touch it without rubber gloves.
    If that doesn't work, it's unpaintable plastic. (note that experiences with unpaintable plastic will be different for each figure, some people have had no problems with ROTF Demolishor's grey pieces for example, while others have.)
     

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