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    May 10, 2015, 6:52 PM - Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #1

    My first time.

    Sanded with 400 dry
    Primed with Rustoleum 2x. Waited 30 hrs
    Wet sanded with 1,000 - waited 12 hrs

    Used my hands with rub n buff silver leaf
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    My armor looks like this. Is that how it is supposed to look. I see some swirl marks. Did I use to much? Not enough? Can I recoat?

    The tube had a 2014 date on it. Just ordered last week.

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    Any advice please.




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    May 10, 2015, 7:03 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #2

    Is your armor cold cast or regular gel coated?
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    May 10, 2015, 7:03 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #3

    Looks great on my IPhone, but that may not help. Swirls in it like too much put down? Like build up? Maybe take it off and try again using less? It is ok though if it's not completely smooth like mirrored finish. It will still need some weathering, and it should look used. I've only done small parts with R and B, so not sure when covering a large surface area.
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    May 10, 2015, 7:21 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #4

    Quote xanthis02 said: View Post
    Is your armor cold cast or regular gel coated?
    Gel coated from Cruzer


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    May 10, 2015, 7:27 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #5

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Looks great on my IPhone, but that may not help. Swirls in it like too much put down? Like build up? Maybe take it off and try again using less? It is ok though if it's not completely smooth like mirrored finish. It will still need some weathering, and it should look used. I've only done small parts with R and B, so not sure when covering a large surface area.
    How do they recommend weathering over rub n buff on gel coated?


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    May 10, 2015, 7:30 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #6

    Acrylics, watered down work great. They're cheap, and water based so you can wipe it off if you go too heavy. Best to start light, and get black and burnt umber colors. Damp cloth and work in a little acrylic paint. Blot it on and blot it down to tame it. Most focus is on the edges to represent oxidation and pinging from working the metal look.
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    May 10, 2015, 7:41 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #7

    Take a look at this video for many of your questions. The guy who made this knows a bit about Jango Fett.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rItYKAEbt90
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    May 10, 2015, 7:44 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #8

    Quote Mullreel said: View Post
    Take a look at this video for many of your questions. The guy who made this knows a bit about Jango Fett.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rItYKAEbt90
    Thanks Mullreel - I've watched that Cruzer vid a million times. He makes it look so simple.


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    May 10, 2015, 10:06 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #9

    You will get some swirls no matter what you do. You can try buffing with a very soft cloth like an old t shirt after a few days of the rub n buff drying and that will help. You can also wet sand the rub n buff after it dries and try again and I found you get a better finish the second time. I think the rub n buff fills in some of the small pores and gives a better base to work on.

    For weathering I usually use use acrylics and a very wet sponge and sponge it on and wipe off if I get to much on at first.
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    May 10, 2015, 10:11 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #10

    Quote FettFanatic said: View Post
    You will get some swirls no matter what you do. You can try buffing with a very soft cloth like an old t shirt after a few days of the rub n buff drying and that will help. You can also wet sand the rub n buff after it dries and try again and I found you get a better finish the second time. I think the rub n buff fills in some of the small pores and gives a better base to work on.

    For weathering I usually use use acrylics and a very wet sponge and sponge it on and wipe off if I get to much on at first.
    Thanks ~ do you wet sand and use 800 - 1,000 I assume?


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    May 10, 2015, 10:17 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #11

    I think I did 800, 1000, and then 1500. It left a very smooth finish to work on.
  13. May 10, 2015, 11:00 PM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #12

    I had the same problem at first with rub and buff. When I first did it I put it directly on the piece and it lumped up. The second time I put it on my hands then rubbed it into the armor and it worked perfectly.
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    May 11, 2015, 2:48 AM - Re: Rub N Buff Jango H E L P !!!!! #13

    I think it looks perfect...

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