Possible to fix paint screw-ups?
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Possible to fix paint screw-ups?

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I was working on re-painting the alternate costume Street Fighter IV NECA figures (as my local TRU didn't have the original ones) and I got Ryu to look really good (obviously by using multiple light coats, etc, etc).

But then I got to Akuma...and I got a little impatient. I started adding thick coats, and it came out looking terrible. I don't have anything I can remove the paint with, so if I let it dry, and just paint it white again as a base coat, will it be okay? I'm not entire sure how acrylic paints work, and I'm a bit worried.

Thank you!

Posted by ryuskrew
on Saturday, July 2, 2011
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ryuskrew -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
See, something like that sounds like it'd work for what I want. My local Hobby Lobby carries Testors paints, so I'll have to check next time I'm up there. And I'll definitely test it first Thanks a lot for the suggestions though!
MenByMckenn -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Also, if I may : there is a product testors makes called Dulcoate. It's not really a sealant, but it removes gloss out of paints. But- yeah not sure on all plastics! Just remember to test on a small spot first. Good luck.
Darththomas -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I would spray it with a mat finish clear sealant to get wrid of the gloss.


I'm pretty sure that the Gi on these guys is made of the kind of rubbery plastic that tends to go sticky with sealant. Haven't tried it myself and maybe there are sealants out there that won't, just test it first.
pock63 -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I would spray it with a mat finish clear sealant to get wrid of the gloss.
ryuskrew -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Well last night before I went to sleep I repainted it with the correct color that I wanted, got full coverage, etc. But it seemed the only way to do it ended up making it all shiny/glossy. Which I'm sure you all know is NOT a wanted effect. So in order to get rid of it, would I just have to sand a bit away at everything?
cogmandino -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
It doesn't look it got crusty or flaky, it's just a bit thicker, very uneven, but for the most part it seems okay. I'm trying to paint over it with multiple thin coats of white (as the color I painted before was a dark blue) and it's already starting to look better. So I'm confident that this should hopefully work. Hopefully anyway.

It might still be uneven if you just paint over it. Well since you've already done it, just update us on the happenings
pock63 -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I suggest using some acetone to remove the paint. Put a little on a q tip and take your time removing the paint. Also be sure not to use it on soft or rubbery plastic without testing it first because it does sometimes melt soft plastic like capes or hoods.
ryuskrew -
Saturday, July 2, 2011
It doesn't look it got crusty or flaky, it's just a bit thicker, very uneven, but for the most part it seems okay. I'm trying to paint over it with multiple thin coats of white (as the color I painted before was a dark blue) and it's already starting to look better. So I'm confident that this should hopefully work. Hopefully anyway.
cogmandino -
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I guess you have to sand off regions where paint got crusty and flaky first. Then paint over it with a base coat.
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