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Customs: Looking for a paint suggestion...

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by catch22, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on an Alt Ironhide. I've done all the parts I'm painting red with Krylon Fusion, but I've encountered several problems:

    - Certain areas are different shades of red. I assume it's an undercoat thing, as the parts ranged from blue, clear, and black plastic.

    - I want a nice and smooth, shiny paint-job on the car parts of the bot.

    Basically I need a paint that will be shiny/reflective, hide a slightly mismatched undercoat, and be agreeable with Krylon Fusion paint.
     
  2. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    My thoughts would be to prime it first. That way, you'll have a uniform colored undercoat, and your top coat should all match that way.
     
  3. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    My thoughts would be to prime it first. That way, you'll have a uniform colored undercoat, and your top coat should all match that way.
     
  4. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the thing is I've already painted it with the red Fusion. I actually don't mind having the Fusion as an undercoat, I'm just looking for something that will be glossy and forgiving in terms of undercoat colors.
     
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    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the thing is I've already painted it with the red Fusion. I actually don't mind having the Fusion as an undercoat, I'm just looking for something that will be glossy and forgiving in terms of undercoat colors.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    primer over your red paint, VERY VERY light coat, so you don't get build up. THEN repaint your red. IT's either that, or scrap it, or dunk it in thinner, which MIGHT melt him.
     
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    primer over your red paint, VERY VERY light coat, so you don't get build up. THEN repaint your red. IT's either that, or scrap it, or dunk it in thinner, which MIGHT melt him.