ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

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    ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    As I near the completion of my ESB Fett, I tried to tone down the paint with steel wool, to no avail, I couldn't really tell a difference, what else can I do?

    G-Fett

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    Any pictures of the helmet? When you say 'tone down' what are you trying to achieve? I have found that depending on the grade of wire wool and the amount you use it, you can almost polish the surface, which deepens overall tone and levels the surface...

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    ShocKNurse's Avatar
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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    Soft pastel pigment powders.

    Available at Michael's or an art store.

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    You might try lightly sanding it with very fine wetsand paper.

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    Boomer Fett's Avatar
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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    If you want to take all the shine out you can also finish it with a flat coat or clear coat.

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    Boomer Fett said: View Post
    If you want to take all the shine out you can also finish it with a flat coat or clear coat.
    You know my bucket more than anyone brother, what would you suggest? Thanks my man!

    G-Fett

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    krylon matte coat. just be careful some clear coats react to paint differently.

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    gbeef said: View Post
    krylon matte coat. just be careful some clear coats react to paint differently.
    Thanks gbeef! I will check it out!

    G-Fett

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    Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool?

    I also use Testors Dullcoat, along with Krylon Matte, they both work well.

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