how to prevent chipping?
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how to prevent chipping?

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I just finished painting a figure and I want to prevent chipping when "posing" (it is halo figure, you just can't keep them in one pose!) the figure, so what do I do (Im talking about the whole figure, not just the joints)?

Posted by PUNISHMENT5411
on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
User Comments
Green Skin -
Friday, October 30, 2009
Nope didn't heat any of the figures, and I have my AC on all the time, so I don't think heat is an issue. The bases I used were a pretty good variety. There was an Xavier, a Scorpion, a Bucky, a Daredevil, and a Solomon Grundy. All of them ended up being sticky.

It might have been that it was two cold and the figures didn't dry properly. If not than I have no clue what happened. I've sprayed most of my customs with krylon and I've never had that happen.

m'eh who knows. I use Krylon Crystal Clear all the time and never have any issues, but the matte just sucks when I use it. Maybe I just got a bad can.
pock63 -
Friday, October 30, 2009
Nope didn't heat any of the figures, and I have my AC on all the time, so I don't think heat is an issue. The bases I used were a pretty good variety. There was an Xavier, a Scorpion, a Bucky, a Daredevil, and a Solomon Grundy. All of them ended up being sticky.

It might have been that it was two cold and the figures didn't dry properly. If not than I have no clue what happened. I've sprayed most of my customs with krylon and I've never had that happen.
Green Skin -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nope didn't heat any of the figures, and I have my AC on all the time, so I don't think heat is an issue. The bases I used were a pretty good variety. There was an Xavier, a Scorpion, a Bucky, a Daredevil, and a Solomon Grundy. All of them ended up being sticky.
pock63 -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I've never had this happen. Check the experation date on the bottle you used. Maby you didn't give it unof time to dry I give it a cuple of hours.


Brand new can. I don't know why it happened, but I sprayed them and let them dry over night. The next day they were great, but over the next few days they got more and more sticky and started picking up all sorts of grime. It is nice cuz I had to go back to Dullcote which is way more expensive.

Still stumped as to what happened with it.

Was the next day a hot day or did you heat the figures up for a heat pop or something? Also did you spray some rubber parts? If so I think I know what happened.
Green Skin -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I've never had this happen. Check the experation date on the bottle you used. Maby you didn't give it unof time to dry I give it a cuple of hours.


Brand new can. I don't know why it happened, but I sprayed them and let them dry over night. The next day they were great, but over the next few days they got more and more sticky and started picking up all sorts of grime. It sucks cuz I had to go back to Dullcote which is way more expensive.

Still stumped as to what happened with it.
pock63 -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I've never had this happen. Check the experation date on the bottle you used. Maby you didn't give it unof time to dry I give it a cuple of hours.
Green Skin -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Use Krylon Matte finish at your own risk. I know some people like it, but it ruined 5 of my finished customs. Certain types of plastic get sticky when you use that stuff, and then they attract gunk like no ones business.
pock63 -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Like asch said use goold paint. After that I spray some of my customs that I'm having a hard time with paint rub on with Krylon sealent. I also yous apoxi to cover really bad joints. I usaly carve the joints down by hand. Its a lot of work but in the end its worth it.
asch -
Thursday, October 29, 2009
first of all use good paint. in my opinion Model Master has the best resistance for anything.. seriously, once I change my mind about color and to wash figure back was almost impossibe. others I tried are Vallejo and Citadel, both come chip off easliy. only issue is: MM has narrow palette (but You can always mix colors).. and of course varnish is a good thing..
leafman343 -
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Have you applied a varnish (sealer)? I know after I put a coat of varnish on a figure the paint doesn't get scratched up very easily.
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