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    4 Weeks Ago - Oct 26, 2014, 11:54 AM - Helmet Painting Problems. #1

    Hello all, I am currently working on painting a Jango Fett bucket and I am having some issues with the paint peeling off. I am spraying Krylon Ocean Blue spray paint over silver Rub N Buff and it just peels right off with the tape when I go to mask off for the next color. I was curious if i am missing a step for prepping the Rub N Buff for paint, or if this is a common problem and I should be painting the darker blue first. I am using 3m blue painters tape to mask with.

    Thanks,
    Joey
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    4 Weeks Ago - Oct 26, 2014, 12:53 PM - Re: Helmet Painting Problems. #2

    Don't think you should be painting over rub and buff. You should paint first then rub and buff the helmet.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Oct 26, 2014, 1:10 PM - Re: Helmet Painting Problems. #3

    rub n buff is a wax & that is where your problems start. I spray the lighter blue first, mask, then the darker blue. Let is cure for a couple of days then mask & hit with the rub n buff. If you get some of the rub n buff on your paint, mineral spirits will take it off with out harming the paint, as long as you have let the paint cure.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Oct 26, 2014, 1:20 PM - Re: Helmet Painting Problems. #4

    That makes sense. Thanks for the help!

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