Customs: What is the benefit of removing paint

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  1. chazparks

    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    With acrylic paint one can just paint over the existing paint.
     
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    Existing paint shows through. Model-making acrylic paints, as a matter of fact, allow a lot of "bleed-through" if you only apply 2-3 coats of paint.

    Now, you COULD, theoretically, COVER a prepainted part with acrylic paint and cover up the existing paint ENTIRELY, but you'd end up with an overpainted mess of a part. I wouldn't do it.
     
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    chazparks Well-Known Member

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    That would make sense. The only experience that I have with repainting is changing a G1 Magnus into a G1 Optimus. I didn't remove any paint. Of course, that is probably a simple repaint compared to what some are doing.
     
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    Your best bet for getting a good clean paint job, in terms of repainting any toy, is to remove the paint from the area you're going to repaint. I've tried repainting figures & toys without removing the source paint before and, inevitably, the source paint shows through eventually, whether it's as a result of the top coat aging or handling the toy.
     
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    You sometimes get a bad reaction between paints as well. Like when I use the vinyl dye/paint, it does not want anything underneath it besides bare plastic. You end up with paint not sticking and thus never drying. Gets annoying when handling your toy.
     
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    QFT. That bubbling response you get when you try to run an acrylic brush over enamels is...rrrrgh. Lesson learned. :lol 
     
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    Huh...well quite contrary to the other responses, I generally find painting over a prepainted part produces better results than bare plastic. I normally give just about anything I paint a light sanding from very fine sandpaper (800 or so), maybe that makes the difference?

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