which sealent
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which sealent

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hi,
I am new to customizing and was wondering what everyone uses to seal their figures with. as the only sealants I can find are d.I.y paint sealers, I am especially having trouble with the joints/hinges

any help would be appreciated

Posted by meeko
on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
User Comments
RedRebelCustoms -
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I have had great results with Krylon finishes availabke at Walmart. Matte is my favorite. Joints may take some sanding. You can always dab some superglue. Check the tutorial first or get a permanent marker in the color of your figure and use that on the joint!
Ole Jade Jaw -
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Just make sure whatever you buy is designed for soft plastics. That's really important. A lot are for car models and harder materials and will be gummy on action figures. Testors dullcote and glosscote are my staples. They are not cheap, and not available everywhere, but they're definately worth it.
meeko -
Thursday, July 12, 2012
whats hobby lobby(I am guessing a store) is it in the uk
I'm gonna pop into town tomorrow and check out the gameswork shop store, and theres also 2 stores (antics & modelzz) that stock airfix kits etc so hopefully they will have something
RedRobinCustoms -
Thursday, July 12, 2012
check the model paint section at hobby lobby
meeko -
Thursday, July 12, 2012
hi thanks for the replys
do you have a link for the testers stuff(I can't seem to find it)
or would this be ok...
Plasti-kote Premium Spray Paint Clear Acrylic Sealer (sorry I can't post a link) but its on ebay)

but yeah after reading those link it is a rubbing problem, so I grind abit away but I still want to seal it once its finished

thanks again
Dr.Zom -
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I use Plaid® Mod Podge® (lol, no this is not an ad, haha) everywhere but with the joints I seal first with Krazy glue... if joints are your main problem bear in mind this is really a paint rub issue and not truly a sealant issue. I can attest that even Krazy glue will chip off on the most troublesome joints. Check out this thread http://www.figurerealm.com/forums/viewt ... 15&t=40394 and also the following guides designed for pros, by pros
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=35
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=69
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=54
RedRobinCustoms -
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I get testors spray sealer from hobby shops they have a few different ones like satin or gloss. for the joints you can use clear super glue (krazy glue works best because it has the brush) or a paint on sealer like mod podge.
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