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    Sep 18, 2007, 9:22 PM - Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #1

    For those who may be experienced with Rub-N-Buff... can you paint over the top of it? I'm doubting I'll be able to since it has a wax like consistency. Also, can you hit it with a clear coat or something to protect the finish after buffing???

    Additionally, I'm working with RnB for the first time and I think I put on wayyy too much. I have a feeling that buffing down is going to be a major challenge.
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    Sep 18, 2007, 9:25 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #2

    I think you can paint over it if you have to but I don't think you want to. You definitely don't want to put clear coat over it or you will ruin the finish. You also want to use only a small, small amount at a time. Just a tiny bit on the fingers and spread it around, then buff it down with your hand right away.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 6:19 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #3

    I read a thread while ago saying that when doing the helmet or armour its best to cover the whole area before buffing otherwise you get mis-matches in the finish, is this right as Im about to start my friends Jango helmet with R'N'B
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    Sep 19, 2007, 6:56 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #4

    thanks for the replies, folks.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 4:19 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #5

    One thing I found out while using R-N-B is if you do happen to get it on too thick. Just wet sand it smooth again and basically start over. I quickly found out less is best with R-N-B. So, just take your time be patient and it will look great in the end.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 4:28 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #6

    Quote WhiteArmor said: View Post
    One thing I found out while using R-N-B is if you do happen to get it on too thick. Just wet sand it smooth again and basically start over. I quickly found out less is best with R-N-B. So, just take your time be patient and it will look great in the end.
    When I RnB, I completely finish the product, wetsand it, and do it again. At least 2-3 times.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 5:12 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #7

    Great info guys. One thing when you say use your fingers or hands to buff, is it bare hands? RnB aint toxic is it? Sorry just wondering I'm going to start my Jango as soon as I get my RnB.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 5:22 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #8

    Bare hands.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 11:37 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #9

    Just out of curiousity; Why can't you use a car buffer machine to do the job?
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    Sep 20, 2007, 12:10 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #10

    People have tried. It doesn't yield any better results...and the results may actually be worse. It's all about generating friction and heat.
  11. Sep 20, 2007, 1:30 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #11

    Yes, using you finger is the best. Make is even with a little amount then buff with cloth. The trick is thin even, spread a little out and only one layer. It seems that you can get a build up.
    I have also found when I antique or dirty up the rub in buff it kind of seals it. That is the rub n buff doesn' t come off as easy and it's only acrylic umber brown "watered down" and sponged on or dry brush.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 2:12 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #12

    Just curious, but how many of those little tubes do you need to do a whole suit and helmet?
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    Oct 6, 2007, 2:18 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #13

    Just one. The smallest amount goes a long... long way.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 5:24 AM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #14

    If I worked at NASA I'd use R'nB to find micro-fractures on the hull of the space-shuttle.
    Or to put it another way...

    Rub'n Buff shows up EVERYTHING!

    Any dimple in the paint finish, any scratch and especially any tonal difference in the primer coat (If you have used 2 different primers, start again).

    But when you get it done right, it shines.
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    Oct 6, 2007, 8:32 PM - Re: Another Rub-N-Buff topic... #15

    in my experience with R and B...doing my wife's zam stuff...i found that the longer you let it sit before you buff it out the better and easier it is to work with. I also have used paper towels to buff it out and that seems to work real well...without getting that stuff on your hands..which stays with you for quite awhile

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