Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast

Rub-N-Buff

  1. #1
    Soju
    Guest

    Rub-N-Buff

    I used a crome paint that looks pretty good once it's clear coated. But, I'm seeing all these pictures of people's stuff with rub n' buff, and they blow my paint job away. So, I though I may give it a shot.

  2. #2

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    You can get it at Michaels arts & craft stores near the glue & paint section.


  3. #3

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?


  4. #4
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    So it's just like regular paint, except you "rub and buff?" Do I still need to primer and all that? I really just don't know what this stuff is.

    I went to the links (thanks Sith_Camaro) and they say it's in a tube. How much did you use?

  5. #5

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    A little goes a LONG way. No primer is needed. It's basically just a carnuba car wax. Just wax on, and (not really) wax off!

  6. #6
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Wow! Sounds cool! Unfortunately, I've got a lot of sanding to do now. I gotta get rid of all that paint and clear coat! Aaaarrrgh!

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Jul 2002
    From
    Detroit, MI
    Posts
    210

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    What do you guys usally use, Pewter or Silver Leaf?

  8. #8

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Silver leaf is what was used on the actual costume. Just use some sandpaper and scratch up the surface before you put the RNB on. This will give it a true aluminum look.

  9. #9
    BobaFettish's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    3,228

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Rub and Buff:
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=1640&forum=4

  10. #10

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    LOL...there's the old thread again!

  11. #11
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Thank you Mr. Fettish!

  12. #12

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    I'm no Jango man, but I always thought you guys meant Rub n Buff was a black paint used to weather the armor. :o Glad I didn't try to "weather" my Boba armor with it!

  13. #13
    Appolo_50
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?


    Blastech wrote:

    I'm no Jango man, but I always thought you guys meant Rub n Buff was a black paint used to weather the armor. :o Glad I didn't try to "weather" my Boba armor with it!
    Dude I thought the EXACT same thing hahaha. (great minds think alike)

  14. #14

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    They DO also make a black RNB, so you can still weather the Boba armor with it, if you want!

  15. #15
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Man, I've looked at every Michael's in town, and they're all sold out of the Silver Leaf! I clicked the links to buy on-line, but one has a shipping cost of something like $14, and the other two have a minimum order of $25. Will I actually need $25 worth of this stuff? That's at least like 6 tubes! MY KINGDOM FOR SOME RUB AND BUFF!!!!!!

  16. #16
    mgr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,193

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    I picked up 2 tubes and almost went through 1 of them. A little bit of that stuff goes a long way

  17. #17

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    1 tube ALREADY?! You're using too much. I've still got about a half tube left, and I've painted about 2 costumes worth with it!

  18. #18
    snake fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2003
    From
    New Jersey
    Posts
    363

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    im wondering if the rub and buff needs some kind of clear coat...i've tried to clear coat but somehow it gives it a more greyish color instead of the original chrome...maybe im doing something wrong...please help?..

  19. #19

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Clear coat isn't the best thing to try to use on it. it's a wax. You really can't coat a wax well with anything. When I tried it on my helmet, it beaded up and ran down the helmet.
    If you end up getting a clear coat on an RNB surface well, then you didn't put a good coat of RNB on it.
    It's basically a car wax. If you wax a car, and get it wet or anything, it'll bead up.
    You have 1 of 2 options: use the RNB without a clear coat. If any of it rubs off enough to where you can see the surface beneath, just put another coat of RNB over the area. OR, you can skip using RNB, and use brush n leaf. It's the exact same thing, except in paint form. Or, you can do like I did, cover it with BNL, then use a coat of RNB, just for the heck of it. If it rubs off enough, it'll only show the silver painted surface beneath.

  20. #20
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    Here's where I finally ordered my R&B from.

    http://www.dickblick.com/zz271/02/pr...m=0&ig_id=2758

    They have reasonable prices, no minimum order, and the shipping cost isn't crazy expensive. YAY!!!!

    Oh yeah, hey sith_camaro, my armor is already painted in a chrome color. I thought I would lightly sand it, but not enough to take it off completely, then put the rub and buff on. That way I'll have the chrome under the R&B if it rubs off. Do you think that'll work?

    Oookay, let's edit this ONE more time! What did you use to apply, then buff it with?

  21. #21

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    My fingers! Don't be afraid to get dirty!

  22. #22
    mgr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,193

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?


    sith_camaro wrote:

    1 tube ALREADY?! You're using too much. I've still got about a half tube left, and I've painted about 2 costumes worth with it!
    Ya, I went a little nuts w/ the stuff. But my dog looked so cool after I buffed her

    (JK Mirax)

  23. #23
    Soju
    Guest

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?


    sith_camaro wrote:

    My fingers! Don't be afraid to get dirty!
    You used your fingers to buff?

  24. #24
    mgr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,193

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    I used my palm to buff my helmet

    seriously!

  25. #25

    Merged: Re: Okay, where can I get Rub n' Buff, and how does it wotk?

    You had to go there mgr( i say as i shake my head)didn't you!

Similar Threads

  1. Rub n Buff
    By Firespray Pilot in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Aug 29, 2008, 7:13 AM
  2. Rub-n-buff
    By eighteendelta in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul 27, 2007, 11:20 AM
  3. rub n buff??
    By sewbacca in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jun 30, 2007, 7:55 AM
  4. Rub n Buff help!
    By Speedstering in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Jan 13, 2007, 12:02 PM
  5. Rub N' Buff?
    By deadbolt in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Mar 2, 2006, 6:40 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •