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  1. Drexx Korso's Avatar
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    May 28, 2010, 1:24 AM - Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #1

    I need a little help.

    I have a pair of FP rubber knees that I am trying to paint. I am now on my third attempt.

    First attempt: Testor Acrylic paint - had some cracking on the sides of the knees so I decided to redo.

    I read that PACTRA paint was a bit more elastic and would hold up well and not crack which led to the second attempt.

    Second attempt: Testors pactra paint. Absolute mess. Not only did it crack on the sides but also everywhere else and peeled off easily in strips.

    Does anybody have a recommendation/technique they used and had success with? I really don't want to shell out more cash for paints/thinners etc but will if there is something better out there.

    I am thinking of going back to the first attempt and Acyrlic paints and do very light layers with sanding between to see if that would reduce any of the cracking.

    A bit fustrated at this point as I have other pieces to be working on and the knees have taken way more time than and resources than I had anticipated.

    Thanks
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    May 28, 2010, 4:01 AM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #2

    for my s1p rubber knees i started with rustoleum automotive primer, then just used regular spray paints, i.e. rustoleum, krylon, color place, etc. i haven't had any problems with the paint yet.
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    May 28, 2010, 12:19 PM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #3

    I've had the same problems.

    Yvette
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    May 28, 2010, 1:52 PM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #4

    Any suggested colors for the spray paints? (for the yellow)
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    May 30, 2010, 3:33 AM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #5

    Someone used to make a bumper primer that was supposed to help paint stick to rubber and flexible plastic car bumpers are made of, that might help.
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    May 30, 2010, 12:36 PM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #6

    Cool, thanks... I'm in the middle of using some rattlecans right now. Just applied the yellow last night, so far so good. (Haven't checked it yet today). I plan on doing a light airbrush mist of UP Yellow too try and tone it down a little today.
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    Jun 10, 2010, 3:24 PM - Re: Help: Paint/Painting Knee Armor #7

    Success with using the rattle cans. I then misted them over with UP Yellow (airbrush) and seems to have worked well.

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