painting boot elastic and pipeing

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    painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Just picked up a set of Man of War boots from the previous run (white canvas).

    They are for my Supertrooper build,so I need to paint the side elastic and the pipeing white.

    Anybody got a clue as to what kind of paint to use? Please keep in mind that not all brands are available to me in the UK,so its more the TYPE of paint I need to know.

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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Maybe I did it wrong, but I just gave mine a mist of spray paint. I wasn't full on looking to paint mine, but was just trying to change the hue a bit.

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    I'll need the black of the pipeing and gusset elastic to be a good solid white. Thinking fabric paint for the elastic,but I have no idea for the vinyl pipeing.
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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    A good enamel spray paint should be able to do both. Just clean off any oils from hands on the vinyl stripes before painting. May even want to lightly roughen up the vinyl with some fine sand paper to help with bonding.

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    I have some enamel, I'll give it a go. Bit worried it will crack and flake off as soon as I walk in the boots.
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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Have used this Dupli-color product. Not sure if it is available to you though. I have used this on numerous fabrics & vinyls & works great.

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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    If the dupli-color above is not available, you can use the enamel on the vinyl striping by masking it out so you only hit it with the spray, as it's not really going to stretch. Then you can use a different white fabric spray on the elastic alone. Kind of tedious, but you could always brush on the fabric spray if you spray a quantity in a disposable cup and brush.

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    Some dupli-color is available in the UK....but not much and not white.

    Good lead anyway as its used to spray vinyl car interiors.

    A little digging and I found a UK seller who has this kind of paint made by TRG in white (and about 100 other colors).

    Also found that Dylon do a brush on fabric paint,so I think I'm golden now.

    Thanks for the help guys
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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Just clean off any oils from hands on the vinyl stripes before painting.
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    A before and after shot. The dylon fabric paint took a lot of coats. Masking the pipeing to spray with the vinyl and leather spray paint was a pain,but I'm more than happy with how things turned out.


    Now time to make some spikes
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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Wow! Looks very... Supertrooper-ish! Excellent job with the paint! It is perfect!

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    Re: painting boot elastic and pipeing

    Looks fettastic Geoff! Glad to hear how they turned out. Now they look like they need some good ol' dirtying up lol!

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    Thanks guys. Going to the only Fett trying to keep clean....lol.

    Went over the white canvas with some trainer (tennis shoe) whitener. Think I'll keep a bottle of it in my flight suit pocket at all times for touch ups.
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