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#1 WhiskeySix

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:38 AM

I just painted the handle on my Longshot to fix some nicks in the paint, but now that it is dry, the new paint does not feel the same as the stock paint. The stock paint was glossy but the new paint is kind of rough. What kind of paint should I use?
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

I just painted the handle on my Longshot to fix some nicks in the paint, but now that it is dry, the new paint does not feel the same as the stock paint. The stock paint was glossy but the new paint is kind of rough. What kind of paint should I use?

Vinyl dye usually keeps the same glossy look/feel. So try that.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Vinyl dye usually keeps the same glossy look/feel. So try that.

Vinyl dye doesn't work well (if at all) on a surface that's already been painted.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

Vinyl dye doesn't work well (if at all) on a surface that's already been painted.


What type do other people use?
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

You should sand down your blaster before painting if you want the best result. That way you can apply the paint in light coatings and still have it adhere well without building up that texture you are complaining about. Finally, you can use a layer of clear coat (find it in the automotive paint or hobby pain section of your hardware store as "clear coat" or "high gloss finish") to get back that glossy look and protect the paint.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Krylon Fusion for plastics is a great paint to use for this purpose. Also, when using clear coat, I find that using a thicker layer gives a glossier finish than a thin one.
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#7 WhiskeySix

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

So if I apply the Clear Coat over the handle, the texture will be like on a stock blaster?
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

So if I apply the Clear Coat over the handle, the texture will be like on a stock blaster?


No, it'll feel like clear coat. The only paint that I've known to be close to original paintjob is what I use, which is Games Workshop paints. See my sig for details.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Make sure you are using "gloss" and not "satin" or "flat" finish paint as well.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:05 AM

i use game workshop so you could use game workshop
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:55 AM

i use game workshop so you could use game workshop

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