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Sealing Customs 101
How to seal your customs to preserve their great paint-job.
(by Kyle Robinson)   Update Tutorial

Make sure you have read the disclaimer before attempting anything mentioned in the tutorial.

CylonCindy - Saturday, February 28, 2015
Hi, I need help!!! Can't anyone tell me with what can I prime a soft plastic jacket so that I can paint without the paint flaking after its dried ? I read about the Krylon and Plastikote but they are sprays, is there a brush on plastic primer that will work and not make the pant flake or be tacky after painting is dry????
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, June 25, 2015
I wouldn't use primer, just wash the part well to remove all grease and junk, then paint it with acrylics since they're naturally a little flexible. There are additives you can buy to make paint more flexible though, ask your local art store for something like liquid latex.
Toycooker - Thursday, January 22, 2015
For those of you asking about jackets or your figure becoming tacky after applying paint. the best solution is actually a "prelution". The tackiness occurs when the figure, cape, or what have you wasn't primed properly. The primer and fresh coat of paint will not end up tacky. Also, a light coat of Testors Dullcote will help in this as well, but let it set a day before handling. Dullcote will also cut that glossy sheen, shiny is not good unless we are talking metallic or leather details.
Blacktiger303 - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
How do I get rid of the stickiness after spraying my figure?
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Monday, April 21, 2014
I already bought a spray sealant but it's gloss an I can't change it , on what kind of paint or customs can I still use it , so it doesn't end up as a waste , (I will definitively get matte next time) , and will seal affect in any way the articulation?
Toycooker - Thursday, January 22, 2015
Use that gloss seal on metal details bud. Or pretty much anything metallic. Keep in mind it takes longer to wet too than matte finish.
THUNDERDRAGON STUDIOS - Friday, June 28, 2013
hello!! im having trouble with some figures staying tacky after I clear coat them any suggestions?
Jaida - Monday, October 8, 2012
are there any kinds of sealer that don't dull your colors like modge podge matte does? The bright red on my figure dulls when I use it.
THUNDERDRAGON STUDIOS - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
what do I use on the dcuc figures with jackets such as superboy, cuz when I use clear coat matte it still comes out kinda tacky
Rok - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I also had this problem, specially with rubber parts or soft plastic . I 'll try coating them with another layer of paint to see if it helps with removing the sticky layer...another solution could be using a little turpentine (aguarraz) to remove it ...

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