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    I just finished putting rub n buff on my new bucket about 3 days ago. When I touch anything the has rub n buff I still get it on my hands. I have rubbed it with a cloth many times. Any suggestions?

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    Merged: Re: rub n buff not "drying"

    Live with it, and don't touch your helmet on the silver At least that's what I did I have the same problem- you will never get it to where you get absolutely nothing to come off, at least I have not found it to be the case. Just be careful when handling it so you don't get it all over.

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    That is sort of what I was thinking but was not sure. Thanks!

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    Merged: Re: rub n buff not "drying"

    Mine usually dries after a week or so. Of course, I buff it periodically throughout the week.

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    Same here, mine is a 100% dry now

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    My helmet actually dried within hours.

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    Foxbatkllr wrote:

    ...I buff it periodically throughout the week.


    I almost read that out of context.

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    How do you keep this stuff from being a mess and trying to keep the dust off of it so it dosn't stick.
    Dust must be a pain in the neck to keep off RnB if it is not dry.

    Lynn

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    Hmmm, I have never had a problem with it. Once you buff it, nothing sticks to it.

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    Mirax H wrote:

    Hmmm, I have never had a problem with it. Once you buff it, nothing sticks to it.
    So dust comes off it easy and dosn't make a mess when cleaning?
    It dosn't smear and smudge, but it can rub off?

    The reason I ask is I may be getting some Battlestar Galactica Cylon armor and I may use RnB on it and I don't want a big mess.
    Theres a whole lot of silver surface there and nothing else to grab on to.

    Lynn

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    I used a very thin layer of rub n buff, buffed the crap out of it 'til it almost got hot, then I did another coat of the thing and again buffed til it got hot. After that I had no problems with any of it ever rubbing off on me or my clothes... I don't know if you guys are using primer but I'd probably reccomend it.

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    Baddblood wrote:

    I used a very thin layer of rub n buff, buffed the crap out of it 'til it almost got hot, then I did another coat of the thing and again buffed til it got hot.
    Did you use Seekers bare plam hand method, or a cloth to buff it?
    When compared to Jango's armor, How much RnB would be needed to do this, helmet, chest plate, collar, backpack shoulder bells?


    Lynn

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    Bare palm works better. I used to use kleenex but it works better with your palm. Honestly, I bet one tube would do it, but I would get 2 just in case. That should be more than enough to do all of that. I can easily do all my armor and my bucket with a tube.

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    I think the cylon's are chromed electroplated aluminum

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    cal196 wrote:

    I think the cylon's are chromed electroplated aluminum
    They are chrome plated Styrene, but I don't have $1000+ to chrome plate it, hence the RnB.

    Lynn

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    LoL damn its that high? so its like the chrome plating on the little plastic bumpers in model car kits?

    and i dunno why but I was looking for a plastic chroming kit and found this instead I thought it was funny

    http://www.chromepolish.com/

    You can always send it off to be chromed here is a place that will do a 12 inch circle for $15 bucks you could plate you whole suit for $100 probubly.

    http://www.mmmetalizing.com/pricing.html

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    I just finished redoing all of my armor with rub and buff. I did excatly what I saw Seeker do at the tutorial with bare palm. Whenever I got any dark spots I rubbed them out with kleenex. After you set it aside for a few minutes, it actually feels cool and smooth like metal. If I rub it hard with my finger, I can get some to rub off but, with normal handling it is completely dry.

    Here are some pics. I will weather with black acrylic tomorrow.







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    zxwing wrote:

    I just finished redoing all of my armor with rub and buff. I did excatly what I saw Seeker do at the tutorial with bare palm. Whenever I got any dark spots I rubbed them out with kleenex. After you set it aside for a few minutes, it actually feels cool and smooth like metal. If I rub it hard with my finger, I can get some to rub off but, with normal handling it is completely dry.

    Here are some pics. I will weather with black acrylic tomorrow.

    WOW!! Now thats what I'm talking!!! You can see your reflections.
    Great job, thanks....
    Did one tube of RnB do all of that?
    Lynn


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    Thanks. Actually its probably like an eighth of a tube. I found that the less I used the better it looked.

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    Merged: Re: rub n buff not "drying"

    with r'n'b you're going to get a very aluminum look not very chromed.

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    WOW! great job!!

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    SEEKER wrote:

    WOW! great job!!
    Thanks Arturo that means a lot coming from you.

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    I almost feel dirty asking this, but what is the "palm method"?

    Wayne

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    Baddblood wrote:

    with r'n'b you're going to get a very aluminum look not very chromed.
    but it shines, looks great, shows reflections, and at the cost of chroming, it works for me.

    Lynn

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    PropReplicator wrote:

    I almost feel dirty asking this, but what is the "palm method"?

    Wayne
    I use a small amount and after I spread it on the piece, I rub it vigorously with my bare palm until it gets hot. this gives the high gloss and prevents it from rubbing off later.

    Now everyone feel free to make all the sophomoric jokes about rubbing vigorously.

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