Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by BigRC83, May 30, 2007.
Does anybody know how to restore Die Cast Paint? Thanx.
Excuse me while I get this out of my system: Try painting over it!
Sorry about that, Just had to say it. I actually don't know what you mean by "restore die cast paint". If it is damaged then I would guess that you would try and match the color and then repaint it. Maybe someone who knows what you mean will reply but so far 12 others have looked and didn't reply. Good luck
Actually, I think they may have wanted to know if there is a proper system of doing it. I haven't repainted diecast toys, though I have painted real cars. Metal is metal - period. You need to completely sand off all paint on whatever "panel" you're painting.
You won't be able to blend new paint in with the old. Repaint the entire section. If the part is too small to be sanded, try wiping it with acetone. Clean off the part afterwards with water and quickly dry it. Don't let it sit around wet; Exposed Metal + Oxygen + Moisture = Oxidization (rust). When it's dry, paint it and clearcoat it. Have fun.
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