Customs: The best paint for repainting Transformers!

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what brand/type of paint is the best for repainting Transformers action figures?

    I'm looking for one that does not chip or rub off when a particular repainted part of moves against an unpainted part of a figure and/or when you transform a repainted figure and that works well with a sealer.
     
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    No paint will be 100% chip or rub proof.
    I'd say 80% of not having chipping issues is your prep work.
    Sanding, Priming (if you like) being the most important.
     
  4. OmarJT82

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    QUICK QUESTION:

    Would sanding and/or making the smooth surfaces of a particular part coarse and rough prevent whatever paint used from chipping/rubbing off?

    If so, which Dremel Rotary Tool part would be the best for that?
     
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    I think sanding by hand would be preferable. You're only sanding down because the paint adds a millimeter or so of thickness that wasn't initially designed into the figure. So you'll get rubbing and such because you made the parts bigger than they're supposed to be, essentially.

    But yeah, paint has little to do with it. Sand down what would need to be sanded down to avoid too much rubbing, and put a good top coat over the paint.
     

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