Binaltech Paint Repairing?

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  1. Renidragon

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    Mods, please move this to the appropriate forum if necessary. I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in one of the Radicons subforums.

    I, like many of us, love the Binaltech and Alternators line. I love the heft and feel of the die-cast of the Binaltech, and I feel it's so much more satisfying, buuuuuuuuuuut... that paint chips. It chips like old G1 figures. Here's my Tracks:

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    Not in the best of shape. The figure is fine, but this paint... ugh. So I also like Alternators because they don't have to deal with this.

    So is there any way to fix this? Or at least prevent it from either happening again (should I get some new BTs, or from getting any worse? Specifics are appreciated. The term "clear coat" tells me what to do, but not what products to use. I once tried to "clear coat" Universe Silverstreak (and that awful paint on that mold) with clear nail polish because I didn't know better. Disaster ensued. Floor polish worked WONDERFUL on a future figure. Die-cast is different, though, so I really don't know!
     
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    Ouch, that's pretty severe chipping.

    Maybe look at automotive touch up paints? Is there an official Corvette yellow or something, and buy one of those small touch up tubes?
     
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    Yeah. I'm weird. His legs are frustrating, but I love transforming this Tracks. Leads to a lot of paint chips.
     
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    ^You love transforming Tracks? You're weird :D 

    Sadly, I think this damage is beyond a simple touch up. I think it's best to either get a new one (and then indeed protect it with Future) or strip all the paint and repaint using paint used for cars (complete with primer for metal).
     
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    To fix it, you need to paint the chipped areas.
    The problem is, trying to match the exact color and glossiness. Or if you strip all of the paint, to repaint the thing, that requires a decent amount of painting and modding skills.

    If you lack the skills, you could commission a seasoned customizer to repair the paint, but they'll probably ask for more than you'll want to pay for.

    What you should do is try to find some paint at a hobby store, maybe bring the figure with you to have for color referencing. Because really, that figure looks beat up. Even if you are terrible at painting, and you use a color that doesn't match exactly, it should look a lot better with some yellow paint over those scuff marks!

    Tiny bottle of paint and a thin paintbrush should cost you a few dollars. Just remember to thin the paint. You can mix some future floor polish to the paint to thin it, and to give it a nice gloss.

    Yellow paint is one of the most difficult colors to paint on figures. Maybe the toughest. It will require multiple coats. So apply a thin amount, let it dry, and paint some more again.

    If all else fails, you could try to customize the figure by giving it a battle worn deco! Scratch it up really good. Paint some scorch marks.
     
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