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#1 umpshaplapa

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

I'm using "Krylon fusion for plastic" spray paint, but I can't find a clear protective can for it. Does one even exist? Or is there a substitute?
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:15 PM

The Krylon Fusion paint I use doesn't need a finisher coating. I just give my blaster a light sanding and then do about 2-3 coats.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:28 PM

What grain sand-paper do you use?
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:36 PM

any clearcoat will work. I prefer the Krylon triple thick coat. Should be found in the same area as the fusions. It doesn't really need a sealer coat tho. But it does help to protect it.


Oh and sandpaper.
I use 60 and 80 grit for removing logos.

I use 150 for scuffing the surface of some of the hard plastic (the orange parts) so paint will stick.

And I use 2000 for a light scuffing of the overall gun.

Edited by Blacksunshine, 12 January 2009 - 09:37 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:03 AM

If I'm going for a really matte black should I use a clearcoat?
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:25 AM

If I'm going for a really matte black should I use a clearcoat?

If your going for a realistic gun you should add color

I don't think matte finishes warrant clear, but I think they do sell matte sealer. Might try that?
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

If I'm going for a really matte black should I use a clearcoat?


The matte clearcoat won't be shiny at all, but it will make flat black paint shinier looking than paint without the coating.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:47 AM

If you want to have a truly matte finish, Testors makes the best matte clear coat finish called Dullcote, but it doesn't protect as well a gloss finish.

If you go this route, I would recommend that you first spray on a clear coat of gloss and then when that is dry, spray on the Dullcote.

Dullcote can be expensive ($3 - $5) and comes in a small spray can, but most commercial matte finishes are still semi-gloss or have a reflective sheen to them. I regularly use the two clear coat protection on miniatures that I have painted and it works really well.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

Is there a gunmetal color? I'm trying to make my longshot look like an MG42 and its like a black/gunmetallish color
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:39 PM

There are a few brand sealers both gloss and matte in the paints section of Michales crafts stores.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:38 PM

since i never got an answer to my other question in my topic that was locked earlier, ill ask it here.

I'm thinking about dabbling in plastic/vinyl dyes and would like to know some tips on applying them and where to buy them.

and to VACC i did search, and only 4 topics came up, none were this thread.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

since i never got an answer to my other question in my topic that was locked earlier, ill ask it here.

I'm thinking about dabbling in plastic/vinyl dyes and would like to know some tips on applying them and where to buy them.

and to VACC i did search, and only 4 topics came up, none were this thread.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

since i never got an answer to my other question in my topic that was locked earlier, ill ask it here.

I'm thinking about dabbling in plastic/vinyl dyes and would like to know some tips on applying them and where to buy them.

and to VACC i did search, and only 4 topics came up, none were this thread.


That was because it was 1 post away from yours in the unread topics postings.

Vinyl "dye" or coating rather is a spray on made by duplicolor. It can be found in auto parts stores most commonly as it is used to restore color to pleather and other interior parts on a car. Aside from nerf guns I've used it to recolor the entire interior of my old 240sx. worked great.


Perez- there is not a gunmetal vinyl dye but Krylon fusions in nickle mirror is about as close to a metalic they have. I would suggest getting some acrylic paint in that color and trying your hand at hand painting.
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