Customs: What to do with chipped paints?

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  1. siniquezu

    siniquezu Well-Known Member

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    I just finished painting some parts and after waiting for it to cure for a day, I was working with it and chipped the paint. Is there a cure for chipped paint that doesn't thicken the paint job?
     
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    If paint is chipping that badly after a day of drying, i might suggest the issue is that the coats aren't thin enough to start with?
     
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    Did you use a primer first?
    Did you clean the figure before painting?
    Did you remove the factory paint & topcoat?
    Did you sand down points where parts rub together?

    The question isn't how to remedy paint chipping, it's how to prevent it. Paint chipping is inevitable, but you can reduce it.

    So do whatever with the paint chips, just don't eat it.
     
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    Sounds like a classic paint rub issue to me. If so, there's no real need for me to regurgitate Kusanagi's post.
     
  5. siniquezu

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    I did all of the above but I did not predict which parts would be rubbing together too well.

    Thanks!
     
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    What exactly were you painting?
     
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    I can't remember exactly who it was that showed this here in Radicons, but one of the vets here suggested putting the figure back together after priming and transforming it from one mode to the other and back to find all the rub points and possible trouble areas of the figure. And right there you know exactly where to sand away. All you lose out of it is a little bit of primer, rather than time and paint.

    A tip I really should be using more often myself. My Wildrider could have really used it.
     

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