Anyone else have this problem ?
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Anyone else have this problem ?

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So far when I've painted things like- a cape, Prof X's jacket, or straps for a pouch the paint never really seems to cure. I've washed and even sanded this items BUT I have not used primer. Is that the problem? Any help would be very welcomed! Thanks.

Posted by MenByMckenn
on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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MenByMckenn -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thanks for the feedback guys! I'm gonna look into that vinyl dye stff.
Scottrooper -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I had that same problem at one point.. then I did some closer looking at my paints and realized that most of the paints come in Enamel, Acrylic, and Acrylic Enamel. Make sure that you don't have Acrylic enamels, because they just don't cure on the flexible rubbery plastic pieces. (never had any problem with the Model Masters Acrylics though)
Lord_Khan -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So, you're talking about painting flexible rubbery plastic stuff, right?

If so, you could add a little bit of liquid latex to the paint, or you could use something called aerosol vinyl dye, that buzzy has used before:
Esbat -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I like the sound of that... hell I just bought a super glue bottle that has a brush on the cap.
doctorwhoroxs1 -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Don't water them down.
Mighty Tom -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I don't know if this is the answer your looking for but there is a thor custom on here by japormanji and he says that he coated a part of it with a thin layer of superglue first so that the paint would stick and then seal it after its painted.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
it's been a while since I've done this sort of thing (a year). I know some figures themselves too forever to dry no matter the paint. I never primed the pouches and that so maybe if you try it on one you don't mind sacrificing it may help.
MenByMckenn -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I've been using Testers, Tamiya,and Games Workshop Citadel acrylic paints. All with thining them with water and getting the same end result.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
what type of paint are you using? For those water based acrylics may work better as solvent may interact with the materials and even melt them. I've had that problem on hair.
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