De-glossing some paint.
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De-glossing some paint.

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I've been working on a Leon Kennedy custom for his RE2 uniform. I've been trying to do some finishing touches, but the paint has just come out really glossy, I even tried using a matte sealant I had on it to kind of take of that away and it made the WHOLE uniform glossy. Does anyone have any suggestions how to matte finish some paint?

Posted by 50percentJoe
on Monday, July 18, 2011
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50percentJoe -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I am happy to say the figure now has SIGNIFICANTLY less glossy clothes. They're still a wee bit glossy, but... overall much better.
Patraw -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I've found that sometimes just handling a figure will dull a glossly paint coat (probably the oils on your skin)--of course, "feeling up" an entire action figure isn't terribly practical.
Finn Varra -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It works. Check these guys out, they looked like they took a bath in olive oil before I used Dullcote on them. ()
50percentJoe -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I'll give that a try, maybe it will take some gloss out of it.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Monday, July 18, 2011
A little late now as it's painted, but tamiya makes a "base". It's an additive to dull gloss paint.
Finn Varra -
Monday, July 18, 2011
Dullcote will fix that for you. Once I accidently sealed my Wrecking Crew with some super glossy sealant, and while matte stuff didn't do anything, the dullcote fixed it no problem.
50percentJoe -
Monday, July 18, 2011
Yeah, its kind of an odd thing to want to do, but I mean, its just just glossy, but GLOSSY! Its kinda makes it look like the figured is always wet. I'm so not a fan of gloss paints.
leafman343 -
Monday, July 18, 2011
Maybe try some Testors Dullcote? I know it has a matte finish, but I've never tried using to dull down a gloss finish.
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