anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

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    anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to make colours lighter once there on the helmet? I sprayed my rotj helm, but the green is too dark and idea on how to solve this without respraying it?

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Not much you can do about it. did you try dullcoating it, sometimes that lightens the color.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    no i hadn't got that far, as i didn't want to do that until i finished spraying all of it

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    I have found lightly sanding with like 400 or higher grit sandpaper lightens it a little, and gives it more of a weathered look.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    thanks, I'll give that a try tonight (hopefully)

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Predatormv said:
    I have found lightly sanding with like 400 or higher grit sandpaper lightens it a little, and gives it more of a weathered look.
    Yeah, try that. Should help some
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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    cool eddie quote

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    ya sanding has always worked for me.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    sanding it didn't work, well it worked a bit but not enough

    Looks i'm going to have to re spray it with a more accurate colour

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    white wash it ! seriously, that helped me. If its too dark, dampen a towel, throw some white paint or lighter pastel color of some sort and white wash it. Being that its green, you might want to try a very light blue, yellow or some other component that makes up green for an even blend.

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    Yes...to Got Maul you listen

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    This may be a stupid question, but what color of green did you use? I used Krylon 'Italian Olive' on this RotJ bucket and I thought it came out pretty good. Being in the UK I don't know if you get Krylon brand spraypaints though.
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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Where have I seen that bucket before? Dude go with AFettFullofDollars!!!

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    I have seen these done a few times and not sure how well it will work for you . Insted of using sandpaper use a dish pad. You know the greenish looking ones that are fairly thin, sometimes they have a sponge on the other side. Use it in the same manor as the sand paper. It would not hurt to try and let me know how it works.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    earpick said:
    I have seen these done a few times and not sure how well it will work for you . Insted of using sandpaper use a dish pad. You know the greenish looking ones that are fairly thin, sometimes they have a sponge on the other side. Use it in the same manor as the sand paper. It would not hurt to try and let me know how it works.
    Earpick - Scotchbrite pads. That is one brand name for them. I used them on the last bucket I painted and weathered the silver down...It looked really nice afterwards.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Hmm italian olive, I'll have to remember that, what color is the orange killmarks?

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    as far as i'm aware we can't get krylon paints in the U.K, (some please let me know if I'm wrong!) I'll have to investigate see if i could order any on-line

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    I wouldn't do a "white" wash, but mix a lighter colour of green by hand, an then rub that on (like what a few people said before, just grab a towel an wash it on) ... should work, it did for my jet pack when it came out way to dark because of to much black misting.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    cal196 said:
    Hmm italian olive, I'll have to remember that, what color is the orange killmarks?
    The color of the kill stripes is...Plain Ol' Orange

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Does anyone know a U.K equivilent of the KRYLON Italian olive ?? prefer plastikote or Tamiya spray cans.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    Bactab0y said:
    Does anyone know a U.K equivilent of the KRYLON Italian olive ?? prefer plastikote or Tamiya spray cans.
    The closest I've found from Tamiya is 'Light Olive' this is available in spray cans.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    If you do a white wash and you mix a green with it try using Winsor and Newton hookers green. It's a nice army green color.

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    Re: anyone know how to make the colours lighter?

    boba maker do you know where to get the "light olive" from tamiya? I've looked at their website but couldn't find it on there, i'm either been blind or it's not made anymore?

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