Customs: spray painting

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  1. javaco

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    im doin a complete repaint of movie '76 bumblebee
    iv spray painted him flat white and flat black
    im just wondering if i need to spray any sort of coating on it so it can seal it and so it wont flake off or anything.
    and i wanna keep it flat

    if you have any suggestions let me know pleeease
     
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    Just spray it with a dull coat. You'll be good that way.
     
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    is that like a clear spray can that i need to buy??

     
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    Yeah, it's a clear spray paint. There's a gloss clear and a flat clear. Testors makes one specifically called dullcote. Most hobby shops have it.
     
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    ^ what he said. :) 
     
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    ok sweet thanks!
    and one more thing.. i should just spray a light coat so it transformers smoothly right?

     
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    Absolutely! 2 light mist coats, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, if it's still moving well, I'd say give it a medium wet coat to get a nice smooth finish.
     
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    ok. and i should deff cover up the joints first right?
    haha sorry for all the stupid questions, this is my first time spray painting

     
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    no worries man, and it depends on the joint. If it's a ball joint, I'd take them apart, and mask the joint as to not make it so stiff it can't move. If it's a hinge joint, then I would spray it with a couple mist coats of your dull coat, then after it's dry after a couple days, I would go back, mask it off, and give it the medium wet coat. Hope this helps!! And remember to let that stuff dray between coats. I think the instructions say to recoat within 3 hours, or you have to let it sit for 2 days. Oh, and if you recoat within the 2 hours on the hinge joints, you can't tape it off yet. If it is a hinge, you should let it dry the 2 days so that the tape doesn't ruin the paint.
     
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    ok sweet
    and one more thing, whats this whole medium wet coat? is that a different spray or something?

     
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    LMAO, no man, its different amounts of spray. you have dry, or mist coats, then if you go just a bit more, its kind of a medium wet coat, then if you take that a little further, you get a heavy or very wet coat. Be weary of the heavy/wet coats, they can easily run on you which would be horrific, trust me.. it sucks balls trying to get things back to the way they once were as apposed to simply adding one more coat of ____. Get mah drift?
     
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    oooo! haha ok! i gotcha! thanks a lot man! :D 

     

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