Customs: RTS Bumblebee into Cliffjumper

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  1. twiztidRodimus

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    Okay, I am FINALLY taking the plunge of doing my first custom project, A basic RTS Bee into Cliffjumper. I bought 3 cans of spraypaint

    Krylon Dual paint/primer Black
    Krylon Gloss Banner Red
    Krylon Primer White

    Which primer should I use, the black or the white.
    Should I take it apart?
    Is the bee yellow plastic or should I try and sand it?

    I have NO idea where to start, and I really want to NOT mess this up
     
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    megatronatlas Well-Known Member

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    take it apart, and use white. I would soak it in alcohol (not beer...lol) and use an old toothbrush...worked well for me, hope this helps.
     
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    Sweet. I was wondering which primer was better, I'm glad I bought both. I will be doing this on Saturday
     
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    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    The lighter the primer (white in this case), the brighter the red will turn out. If you prime it with black, the red will be a dark shade of red. Either could work well, but for Cliffy, I'd go white to make the red pop.
     
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    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    Ive seen a lot of krylon videos talking about adhesion promoter. Do I need this? I hope not. I plan on painting tomorrow, and Im tapped out on funds
     
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    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    As long as the figure is cleaned well & dry, you shouldn't need any adhesion promoter. Just do thin mists/swipes with the can (@ around 6-8 inches away) and you should be good to go.
     
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    I didn't use primer for mine. I just started with my base red, built up the coats, and then finished with a top coat of metallic red + Future:

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    Did you use anything to cover the grey or did you repaint the grey portions? Also, did you re-do the black stripes, or did you tape them to not get red on them?
     
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    These are some photo's I painted, I did it on two bumblebee trailer accessories to test colors.
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    Left painted with White primer
    Right painted with JUST Gloss banner red

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    Painted Krylon Dual paint/primer Black

    These are the reactions to the Gloss banner red paint on ALL three sets.
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    Just red on the yellow plastic

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    Red on the Krylon black paint

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    This is a photo of all three.

    I'm leaning towards just painting the Red Banner gloss on the figure alone, The white primer didn't seem needed at all. The red on the black krylon was a no go, as it bled instantly.
     

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