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  1. Studio Fett's Avatar
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    Mar 20, 2009, 11:43 AM - ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #1

    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
  2. Mar 20, 2009, 12:25 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #2

    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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    Mar 20, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #3

    Soft pastel pigment powders.

    Available at Michael's or an art store.
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    Mar 20, 2009, 2:40 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #4

    You might try lightly sanding it with very fine wetsand paper.
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    Mar 20, 2009, 3:05 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #5

    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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    Mar 20, 2009, 3:33 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #6

    Quote 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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    Mar 20, 2009, 5:35 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #7

    krylon matte coat. just be careful some clear coats react to paint differently.
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    Mar 20, 2009, 5:51 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #8

    Quote 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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    Mar 20, 2009, 6:59 PM - Re: ESB bucket paint help...Steel Wool? #9

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

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