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  1. JangoUri's Avatar
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    Dec 19, 2005, 1:30 PM - About your Rub n Buffed Armor #1

    Hey guys, Finally, Today i´ve been experimenting with rub n buff over my codpiece. First I must say I love rub n buff. It just looks really metal.

    I´m doing it just like Skalen Fehl said to me once : "The big secret is to use very small amounts at a time. I tiny bit goes a very long way. Rub it in a little at a time and rub hard and fast to seal it in with the friction. Your palm may hurt a little from the friction but that's when you know it's sealed. Just work a little area at a time before going to the next area. This stuff blends very well."

    But, every time I touch the cod piece it detaches a bit residue. And if I touch hardly, it detaches more residue. I see no way to make it 100% SEALED
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    Dec 19, 2005, 1:33 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #2

    I had the same thing happen. I had to wait about 10 minutes then take a clean soft cloth and buff it like your life depends on it.

    Now the only time I get any lift is if I use tape on it.
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    Dec 19, 2005, 1:37 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #3

    I see... I thought my own hand would be enough to seal it. I´m gonna try it, thanks for the fast answer
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    Dec 19, 2005, 2:43 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #4

    After using a cloth... I see that the only thing im getting is to eliminate the rub n buff of the surface :-/
    Last edited by JangoUri; Dec 19, 2005 at 4:20 PM.
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    Dec 20, 2005, 12:00 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #5

    I have been looking for Rub N Buff for a while... but have yet to find any
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    Dec 20, 2005, 3:48 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #6

    Try looking in a "Micheals" craft store. That's where I found mine for about $7.00 CAD. According to their website these are the stores closest to your town. If it's too far try calling ahead to see if it's in stock, or see if you can mail order it from them.
    1. 70A-5250 22nd St,Red Deer AB T4R 2T4
    (403) 309-9301 33.89 miles
    2. 130 Country Village Rd NE, Ste 315, Calgary AB T3K 6B8
    (403) 567-1600 42.98 miles
    3. 3160 27th St NE,Calgary AB T1Y 7L5
    (403) 250-9833 48.48 miles
    4. 5588 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary AB T3H 3P8
    (403) 246-3336 51.84 miles
    5. 8180 11th St SE, Bay 400, Calgary AB T2H 3B5
    (403) 640-1633 54.80 miles
    6. 130, 350R Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary AB T2Y 3S4
    (403) 256-3528 60.84 miles

    Sometimes the internet can be creepy good for finding info you wouldn't have otherwise...

    Hope this helps.
    Andy.
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    Dec 20, 2005, 6:47 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #7

    There's going to be residue for a day or two. I had it with mine. Once you get a piece done, set it down and let it completely dry. Mine did that too, but after a couple of days, it was fine. I haven't had any problems out of it.

    Wes
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    Dec 20, 2005, 7:55 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #8

    Thanks Jango Wes, you gave me a little hope with this product
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    Dec 20, 2005, 9:42 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #9

    Quote 1978seymour said:
    I have been looking for Rub N Buff for a while... but have yet to find any
    Richard..You nut ball...Why did't ask Jordan or myself..."Micheals" Country Hills is where I got mine
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    Dec 20, 2005, 10:15 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #10

    or try jo-annes, they've got it in the paint section.
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    Dec 20, 2005, 10:43 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #11

    With time it hardens even more and will then stop rubbing off entirely. Mine rubbed off in the beginning too but then eventually stopped. Just buff it really good with an old t-shirt and give it some time.
    Cruzer
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    Dec 20, 2005, 11:10 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #12

    also the more it rubs of the better it looks. you dont want your armor to be nice and shinny
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    Dec 20, 2005, 12:41 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #13

    Quote Cruzer said:
    With time it hardens even more and will then stop rubbing off entirely. Mine rubbed off in the beginning too but then eventually stopped. Just buff it really good with an old t-shirt and give it some time.
    Cruzer
    Oh, then you dont use your own hand but you use a t-shirt.... I see...

    thanks for the tricks guys!
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    Dec 20, 2005, 12:45 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #14

    @seeker
    i agree!

    i used one tube for all of my armor. my helmet was the first (testing) one for rub n buff. after rubbing it, i was very happy and satisfied with the result!
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    Dec 20, 2005, 12:47 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #15

    the best part is after trooping a few times and getting a little scuffed, scarred and scratched your costume develops a little personality and becomes "battle worn" per se.
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    Dec 20, 2005, 12:58 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #16

    Uri, I used my fingers to apply the R&B and buffed it out as much as I could with my fingers and then finished it of with a soft old t-shirt. Some people have talked about using thier palms, but I didn't try it because my fingers worked just fine for me.

    I second what Seeker and Skalen said, the more your R&B finish gets beat up and scratched while trooping...the better. I also noticed that the more your armor pieces rub up against things, the more it buffs it out and hardens it in those areas.

    Man I got to get to work on that helmet project...all this Jango talk is making me wana work on something.
    Cruzer
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    Dec 20, 2005, 6:15 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #17

    Quote BH-7113 said:
    Richard..You nut ball...Why did't ask Jordan or myself..."Micheals" Country Hills is where I got mine
    Don't let "Yango" get under your skin. As I informed him today, it looks like Michaels, at least in Calgary, has stopped carrying Rub'N'Buff. There's not even a hook for them anymore where there used to be shelves of the stuff.

    Not to fear though, I still have 90% of a tube (enough for several Jangos) sitting on top of my fridge. You can have for FREE!!!!!
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    Dec 21, 2005, 6:52 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #18

    do you really need to use rub'nbuff on your armor? it's just i have spray paint that says it's color is alumminum. its a cheapo one i found at a 98 cents store, i think is called Fixall: hi-temp. and at the bottom where it said the color alumminum. i already tried it on my jango blaster, and it looked pretty shiny.

    qman
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    Dec 21, 2005, 9:26 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #19

    You don't really need to use it. It's a matter of preference. But one little tube is all you need. Try both R&B and your paint on a sample piece and decide for yourself which you like better. For me it's a no brainer. R&B all the way.
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    Dec 21, 2005, 10:03 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #20

    Yeah there really is no competition between spray paint and rub n buff. I've tried both and rub n buff was the clear winner.
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    Dec 21, 2005, 10:26 PM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #21

    Rub-n-Buff is Jango Armor Crack *twitch* *twitch*
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    Dec 22, 2005, 2:31 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #22

    I work at Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, a chain store. We carry all colors of Rub N' Buff, including silver. Find a store near you here.

    http://www.aaronbrothers.com/
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    Dec 22, 2005, 8:19 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #23

    well I'm startin to feel retarded. I've tried like 5 or 6 different techniques, and I can't get it to shine up or look good. when it heats up with my finger or side of my hand, it gums up and leaves these thicker little rings and chunks. I've tried to use less and less to no avail.. obviously I must be missing something.
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    Dec 22, 2005, 8:28 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #24

    Are you putting it on fiberglass or some other material? All my armor was fiberglass, and I do remember the R&B balling up a little. I just flicked it off and kept going. I would dab a little with my finger and rub it in with my fingers, spreading it out thin and then buffing with the palm. You might be dabbing it on a little thick. That's my only explanation.

    I have to wonder now about the amount of natural oils each individual person exudes. We all exude a tiny amount of natural oils and I wonder if that has any bearing on why some people have more difficulty. This is a long shot but try washing your hands and drying them completely so they are clean and have no oils in them and don't rub your forehead. Like I said...it's a long shot.
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    Dec 22, 2005, 8:33 AM - Re: About your Rub n Buffed Armor #25

    well for now, I'm trying to clean up a set of aluminum armor I've got. it's been primed, painted, and re-primed and sanded in between (wasnt happy with chrome paint), yeah I thought of that. I noticed the more rub n buff got on my hand, the more it balled up, so I took to washing my hands after every 2nd/ 3rd attempt. the whole thing is just bizarre. either way, this sets gonna get sold, just wanted to practice and figure it out before trying on the fiberglass. for those of you with fiberglass, did you apply straight since the existing finish is pretty smooth (I know it is in JD's armor's case), or do you prime and wetsand 1st?

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