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#1 Gigs O Fun

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

So basically all I really need is help. I recently painted my Longstike. The paint came out really nice and seemed to be missing something. I decided to paint some of the raised lettering on the blaster. I used normal acrylic paint and it turned out looking all bumpy and half-assed. Is there some other type of paint that I should use to do detailing with on this blaster and blasters to come?
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#2 Funky Mutha Facko

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'm taking a guess that your acrylic paint is old and had chunks dried in it, thus the bumpy end result. Try some fresh acrylic or if you are willing to spend a little more, hardware stores carry paint markers that have are similar to spray paint quality. These work great for detailing. You could always just spray the spray paint into a cup, or it's cap, and use a brush with that paint to do your details.
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#3 zx532



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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Another thing you can look into us testors enamel paint, model master (testors high quality arcrylic), or tamiya paints

They are high quality modeling paints, a little on the expensive side (the testors enamels will be the cheapest, at $2 for a little container) but it is completely worth it. I have never seen these chip or scratch off
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

I'll add idea #3, go to Walmart get yourself a can of grey, black or white primer(depends on the color you want to use)a can of the main color you want, a can of Crystal Clear Enamel Coat, a can of Matte finish and what eveer Acrylic Water Based paints they have that you'd like to used for details & weathering. It should be selfexplanitory but start with priming the blaster with the chosen primer(apply lightly like 2 light coats, 1 thick coat could hide detail). Next once your primer coat is dry spray on your primary color once again a few light coats. Next using the acrylic water based paints & a brush ad any details that you want. With the Crystal Clear coat I usualy put on around 4-5 good coats of it(This is going to be doing the lion's share of protecting the paint job you just labored over). Finaly to get rid of that super shinney look that the crystal coat has given your blaster give it 2-3 coats of the matte finish leave to dry for about a day & you should have a good looking blaster with a paint job that should stay for awhile.
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:28 PM

Does anyone find that Enamels come out shinier and glossy, while Acrylics often look flat? Or does all that mostly depend on the clear coat?

(I'm planning on picking up a full stock of detailing paints tomorrow, and would rather go all Acrylic, or all Enamel.)
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