Customs: What do you paint first?

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  1. THEdeathsHEAD

    THEdeathsHEAD Lockdown's #1 Fan

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    Do you start a custom by painting the robot mode first,or the car?
    The reason of my questioning is that I'm painting a movie bee and I started by painting the vehicle mode and I HAVE SCREWED UP.
    I let the car dry and I transformed it to paint the bot mode and its scratching off. :banghead: 

    What should I do?( Really I've touched it up 5 times already). :redface2: 
     
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    Anti-Venom Well-Known Member

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    I take the whole thing apart and sand rub spots, then I paint the figure.
     
  3. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    this and also use krylon for plastic or automotive lacquer as it adheres (kinda fuses to plastic) and let at least 2 days before assembly back.
     
  4. THEdeathsHEAD

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    I can take apart the peices with screws, but I have trouble removing pins...
     
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    Yea I dont have the the tools to remove pins effectively....So I just mask off pins and areas that dont need to be painted.

    Edit: What kind of paints are you using?
     
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    Enamels and acrylics.
     
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    same here, though Primus was a bitch to take apart and repaint(and then putting him back together):crazy: 
     
  8. Anti-Venom

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    I would also wait 5 days or so without transforming the figure or even touching it, so the enamel paint can fully cure.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    I used to take apart the figure, but actually came across some problems that way. Nowadays, I just prime it in robot mode, but I make sure to spread the arms, legs, and any other fixtures out as far as possible to get better spray coverage.
     
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    Enamel can be a bitch to wait for drying.
     

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