Help with a tacky custom
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Help with a tacky custom

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ok so I'm hoping it's not tacky in the sense that a green and pink necktie is tacky, but rather sticky. Is there anything I can do with a sticky paint job - apart from repaint it that is? I painted it during a very hot and humid day and hoped that many days of sitting upstairs in the AC would sort it all out, it hasn't...anything you veterans out there can tell me to salvage this thing or is it scrap now?

Posted by greymonk
on Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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greymonk -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Oh he's good to go now, he can be touched just fine. No more sticky at all. I'll have to try and sell him or I will be sitting here next month watching everyone's cool mods appear in the custom showcase while I sit and spin.
cowboyink -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
hey grey what about sealin it and making a custom package for it and just keep it on display? no touch no sticky
greymonk -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
[quote="deadeyesamurai]

If its your entry for the demon contest - You don't dare take that out the custom contest

That has potential Winner all over it and the pics are cool - as is the figure

if you want to unstickify it - dust it with the same color of powder paint - it does work as I've had the acrylic sticky thing happen too

And stop feeling dishonest, guilty and disgraced man - youre a celtic priest not a catholic one (and I'm a catholic so I know GUILT)and you got nothing to feel guilty for

Its great work

~_@
Dedi

thank you my friend that means a lot to me. I think I did better this time around so it must have been meant to be this way. Perhaps I was in too much of a hurry the first time and this time around I figured all I had to lose was time (since in my mind the thing was already scrap now) so I took my time and redid everything. I'm much happier with it than I was before. It's a hard lesson learned about taking my time and not rushing things. I keep saying I have a lot to learn and I certainly do. I'm also ecstatic that the piece was salvageable - I was soooo distressed about it before.
greymonk -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thanks all, here's an update. I repainted it. I actually repainted the whole thing and dry brushed it after my wash - no sticky. Bone dry and rarin' to go. In fact, the wife and kids say he looks better this time around so that must have been why he was sticky, so I would be forced to redo the paint. Toymaker is right, brake fluid will take paint off without damaging the plastic - this is one of those mysteries of the universe they teach about in seminary. I wish I could resubmit pics although I doubt I could take any better ones lol! so I'll wait until I am ready to put it up on the 'bay and take better shots of it (or talk a friend into taking better shots of it heh!). thanks to everyone for your help.
deadeye -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
No not that I know of just a flipping sticky paint job. Visually it looks ok, well as ok as my photography skills will show I was just concerned it was dishonest to keep it in there knowing the thing is doomed to be sticky forever - seemed somehow unprofessional, or perhaps dishonest. (Shrugs) I don't know this is my first contest entry like ever so I just want it to be right.

If its your entry for the demon contest - You don't dare take that out the custom contest

That has potential Winner all over it and the pics are cool - as is the figure

if you want to unstickify it - dust it with the same color of powder paint - it does work as I've had the acrylic sticky thing happen too

And stop feeling dishonest, guilty and disgraced man - youre a celtic priest not a catholic one (and I'm a catholic so I know GUILT)and you got nothing to feel guilty for

Its great work

~_@
Dedi
hawkeye -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Hey, good luck. Worst case senero you come in last out of 15 people. There are a lot of worse things. But if things work out like they did last time you will beat me anyway.
greymonk -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I did enter it, back when I thought it wasn't going to stay sticky, that was like the 3rd day of the contest. But I still haven't tried the brake fluid, although I don't have paint to repaint it after that. I used a whole bottle of Red! I am investigating this Krylon fusion stuff though...but I think that's all glossy.
hawkeye -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I would enter it anyway GM. Im sorry to hear its unsalvagable.
ToymakerB -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Grey?

did you at least try the Brake Fluid? can't hurt.
greymonk -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Then submit it as the Human Torch! Sorry to hear about the figure being ruined tho. What were you trying to make?

It's my Demon contest entry. I blew all my figure modding budget for this month on my contest entries (you'll notice I've submitted nothing this month for mods apart from that!) , and this one is in unsellable condition so I'm rather bummed about it. It looks ok in the pictures although I'm no photographer, but I'd never let it leave the house in this condition. So I'm going to see if I can salvage it today, if not, I'm going to throw it off a building or something. really urks me big time. If I am fortunate I can salvage it and maybe there will be an interest in buying it on the e-place so I can get back to modding again! I sure do miss it!! thanks for your sympathy all the same.
hawkeye -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Then submit it as the Human Torch! Sorry to hear about the figure being ruined tho. What were you trying to make?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Doesn't matter, half my contest-entries were taped together and painted with markers
greymonk -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
No not that I know of just a flipping sticky paint job. Visually it looks ok, well as ok as my photography skills will show I was just concerned it was dishonest to keep it in there knowing the thing is doomed to be sticky forever - seemed somehow unprofessional, or perhaps dishonest. (Shrugs) I don't know this is my first contest entry like ever so I just want it to be right.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
No, no there isn't, that sucker is staying there forever!

Is there anything visually wrong with the custom? (missing a head, blotched paint-job) Cap could probably erase it if you really want him to.
greymonk -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
now that I think about it...I didn't use ENAMEL paint on the thing! It's acrylic paint. Oh well It's probably scrap all the same. Doc is there any way to withdraw an entry in the custom contest? Hardly seems right to have an entry that's not a successful custom.
greymonk -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
welp that just tops off my night! ruined figure. nice. I think I'll just take an oxy acetalene torch to it. thanks for the help though everyone or well at least the replies.
mukami -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Call me crazy, but if all else fails try sticking it in the freezer for about an hour, then leave it in the fridge overnight. (so it doesn't start to sweat real bad. That might do the trick. (Please note I've never tried this, it was just off the top of my head)
ToymakerB -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The only thing I have found to date, that will remove old paint (Enamel or Acrylic) is DOT 3 Brake fluid. You can get it at any automotive store (Even targets Automotive section) You can eather submerge the figurein it and let it seep in or use an old toothbrush it may take awhile but it will clean the paint off. Good luck.
DTM -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
yeah Enamel eats into the plastic. It will never be the same...
CplHicks -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I painted my ash figure with enemel paints 3 years ago.

I sanded it and washed it.

Still sticky
DTM -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
yep for my vulcan spidey I used the Wolverine Weapon X body with a Spidey head swap but then painting it with Enamel makes it sticky and it kills your paint brush. I tried to wash it like crazy but it was still sticky after the water dried off. I had to re switch the body with Black Panther's but the head was perfect/ unsticky so I resued it. The wolverine body is somewhere is the house...
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
you could always try testors dul-cote, its suppose to help dry and make paints less sticky....try it might work ^_^

~Gj
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I have a 5-year old custom that's STILL sticky, that sucker aint drying.
Kern -
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
You're going to have to strip and repaint. Sorry, but if it hasn't dried by now, it's not going to.

Also depends on what paint you used - Enamals never work right.
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