Customs: Protecting a paintjob.

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  1. jazzman_78

    jazzman_78 Well-Known Member

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    Howdy, all.
    I, like many others, have been inspired to do some repainting and custom work to some of my transformers. While I'm happy with how they turn out, the paint wears off if they're handled too much. I use Games Workshop acrylic paints. When I redid my movie Ratchet, I noticed it was easy to take paint off with my fingernails. (This actually saved me several times, though!)
    What I'm looking for is something easy to apply to give my paintjob some guarding against gental handling/ occaisional transforming. I know easy is a 'relative' term, so let's just say I'm not a good spray can operator, but I can do pretty much anything with a brush. Is there something out there that can be brushed on, that will make a nice thin coat, and won't alter the 'look' of my paintjob? Appreciate any help or advice.

    -Jazzman
     
  2. Wraithier

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    I'm pretty sure you can brush on future floor wax and it'll protect your paint. I however have never used it myself. I'm sure someone here has though and can give some pointers.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can brush on future floor wax and it'll protect your paint. I however have never used it myself. I'm sure someone here has though and can give some pointers.
     
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    Check the Kitbash resource thread. it's in there somewhere.
     
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    Check the Kitbash resource thread. it's in there somewhere.
     
  6. ZedzDead

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    use future floor wax (not a wax at all, an acrylic). easy to use, and water based. you may use it over reprolabels and stickers alike. walmart; floor cleaner aisle; cheap.
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    use future floor wax (not a wax at all, an acrylic). easy to use, and water based. you may use it over reprolabels and stickers alike. walmart; floor cleaner aisle; cheap.
    zedz
     
  8. Grimlocka go-go

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    Just don't get it wet, or else it turns into a milky white type of residew
     
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    Just don't get it wet, or else it turns into a milky white type of residew
     
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    my secret...mist a layer of Krylon FUSION paint (for plastic) before anything else. The polymers in that plastic intended paint make an excellent primer for laquers or even acrylics.

    acrylics won't stick to plastic solo very well, but with the correct primer, it's much MUCH better
     
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    my secret...mist a layer of Krylon FUSION paint (for plastic) before anything else. The polymers in that plastic intended paint make an excellent primer for laquers or even acrylics.

    acrylics won't stick to plastic solo very well, but with the correct primer, it's much MUCH better
     
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    There's also a product called Frogjuice. Made intentially for protecting paint (or whatever) from dmg.

    Excellent spray (again intended for plastics)

    his site's links don't work properly but for now...
    (they also offered a clear)

    http://www.superfrog.com/frogjuice_info.html
     
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    There's also a product called Frogjuice. Made intentially for protecting paint (or whatever) from dmg.

    Excellent spray (again intended for plastics)

    his site's links don't work properly but for now...
    (they also offered a clear)

    http://www.superfrog.com/frogjuice_info.html
     
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    I use lower end acrylics and they work great...and if you mess up you can just scrape off the paint...when the paint job is complete i coat it with a semi gloss clear coat...(which you buy right there in the same section as the acrylics)...this brings out the paints luster and protects it very well...
     
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    I use lower end acrylics and they work great...and if you mess up you can just scrape off the paint...when the paint job is complete i coat it with a semi gloss clear coat...(which you buy right there in the same section as the acrylics)...this brings out the paints luster and protects it very well...
     
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    but remember These toys have a light polymor finish, and acylics won't bond well to that. Either a light mist of a bonding agent or primer or light light sand will make your paints permanent.
     
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    but remember These toys have a light polymor finish, and acylics won't bond well to that. Either a light mist of a bonding agent or primer or light light sand will make your paints permanent.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'll give the future a shot, but I also might look into the bonding promoters. I didnn't realise that the acrylics themselves had bondong issues with TF plastic. If I ever get my camera going again, I'll post pic, been dying to get someone to crit my work.
    -Jazz
     

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