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What kind of primer and sealant do you use?

Postby Dr Nightmare » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:22 pm

Do you use the same kind that you would use for a car or is there a special kind of primer for plastic?

How do you apply your sealant so you wont get any bumps or bits of dust inside?

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Postby Red Dragon » Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:09 pm

Something good and cheap would be Testors....not the paints though.....the primer and sealer.

The primer isnt all that important....I never use it, the key is to wash your figure to remove and access grease/oils etc.

As far as sealer goes there are two main options from Testors --

Gloss Coat -- Which will leave your figures with a Shiny coat.

Dull Coat -- Which leaves your figure with a Dull Coat....like most figures.

Hope that helps a bit....if you have any more questions ask away!
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:17 pm

I'm saving up for a dremel and I'd like to sand the paint off a figure I have. Should I use sandpaper or is there an easier way?
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Postby Red Dragon » Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:52 pm

Your best bet for sanding is definetly a Dremel with a sanding wheel.....but if you dont have one yet sandpaper will do the trick, just make sure you get a few different grits, this way you can get the feel your going for.
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:23 pm

I still don't have a dremel and I've been doing fine 8) Washing and sanding does the trick most of the time, I just have to get some better quality paint whenever I want to make a "professional"-looking custom. And thanks for the tips :]
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Postby Shinobitron » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:34 pm

Where are you looking for a Dremel at? I picked up a cordless Dremel at Wal Mart for $20. As far as primer goes I never use one Just make sure your figure is clean. For a sealer I pick up one from the craft department for $4.00 it comes in either gloss or matte.
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:15 pm

I posted this about 2 years ago and I still haven't bought a dremel (because I haven't really been looking for one, heh). I haven't come across a problem that requires it! I usually find a way around any complications. But $20 for a dremel is great! It beats the $40 for the ones in hardware stores.
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Postby Shinobitron » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:20 pm

One of the best things about the Dremel is the engraving piece. You can really get in and do some wicked awesome detail with it. For instance on cables arms all the metal lining comes out a lot smoother with the engraver.
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Postby Dr Nightmare » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:30 pm

I just use a warm knife for grooves, but I do think I'm going to need the dremel with a dentist's burr on it to add articulation to some figures.
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