Customs: Help - painting Alternators Prime into Hoist

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  1. bearsuit

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    I have grand plans to create a custom Hoist from Alternators Optimus Prime. To those who have customized Alternators, should I remove the factory paint before repainting? If so, what is the best way to remove the paint? Any recommendations as to the spray paint brand to use? Much thanks for any help.
     
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    The good news for you is that Alternators Prime doesn't have a whole lot of paint that you need to remove. I'd recommend using a primer coat for the parts that you do paint.

    Check out our tutorials section, as the rest of the help you've requested is there.
     
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    The tutorials section has been great. There's a lot to digest, but here is what I gather for customizing an Alternator. It would be great if someone who has done this could confirm:
    - Dissamble the figure
    - Wash the figure in soap and water
    - *For Alternators, there is no need to remove paint on the car body* <- can someone confirm?
    - Prime the figure
    - Paint the figure. Multiple thin coats. Krylon Fusion spray paint is a good option.
    - Seal with a layer Future floor polish

    Did I miss anything here? Is the Future floor polish step necessary?