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    Oct 10, 2010, 9:08 PM - Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #1

    Just finished up my son's Jango armor and am worried about the Rub-n-buff rubbing off on car seats as well as wearing off all together. I know some apply various clear coats. What's the general con census; Seal or don't seal, and if you seal, what's best, Future?
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    Oct 10, 2010, 9:45 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #2

    No, whatever you do, all conventional sealers/clear coats will completly ruin rub and buff. Your going to have to let it sit for a few days, untouched
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    Oct 11, 2010, 1:35 AM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #3

    No, don't seal. If you're worried about it rubbing off, take a soft buffing cloth and buff all the armor really hard. That should help speed up the process. Then let it sit for a week and it won't be a problem after that.
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    Oct 11, 2010, 4:52 AM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #4

    being wax based you can seel it becouse nothing will grip to it youve got to rub it quite vigorously to heat up the wax once you get to the right point it should be hard enough not to come off and also when aplying put it on in realy small emouts
  5. Oct 11, 2010, 4:04 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #5

    I've heard rub and buff as you can with your hands then wipe with a cloth to get the shine. Leave it to air for a day or so. You can lock the Rub&buff with hairspray.

    Can anyone else vouch for this?
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    Oct 11, 2010, 4:36 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #6

    Hairspray? I wouldn't try it. My guess is that it'd leave the surface in a textured, sticky mess.
  7. Oct 11, 2010, 5:41 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #7

    Seeker (I think it's Seeker) has a great YouTube video that focuses on How to Make Armor. During the tutorial he discusses RnB and how it seals itself, since it is wax-based, but you have to rub/polish it quickly and hard.

    I am very aware that the last line just set-up a BARRAGE of comments LOL!

    Jason
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    Oct 11, 2010, 6:07 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #8

    TWSS


    Yes it is Seeker who does the video
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    Feb 13, 2011, 2:43 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #9

    Does anybody know what the black paint he uses to make the weathering is called? I can never make out what he says
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    Feb 13, 2011, 3:33 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #10

    It's just brown/black mixed acrylic paint.
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    Feb 13, 2011, 4:09 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #11

    oh, I see. thanks.
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    Feb 13, 2011, 5:52 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #12

    I use craft paints and a mix of earthy dirty colors and try to keep it uneven.

    The brand names are Plaid, Folkart and some others. They come in little bottles with snap caps on top.
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    Feb 13, 2011, 10:48 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #13

    The actual color he uses is called burnt umber
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    Mar 16, 2011, 11:52 PM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #14

    so I did Seeker's tutorial earlier and got all the flak jacket's armor's to have a nice shine to them but I did the thighs the same way and they appear to be more dull. Should I apply more Rn'B to it tomorrow or just buff it with a cloth rigorously? At the time of this post, it's been about 12 hours since I've stopped working on them, if that matter
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    Mar 18, 2011, 12:22 AM - Re: Rub-n-buff; seal or not? #15

    I would wait and buff it with a nice soft cloth. You can always add more rub n buff later.

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