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    Apr 16, 2011, 1:43 AM - Should the armor be dull or shiny? #1

    Hi guys,

    Short story: Should the armor be a dull silver (as pictured), or should it be metallic & shiny? I'm under the impression that shiny w/ some weathering seems to be preferrable. P.S. Don't be too harsh on the suit pictured; I know it needs work.


    Long story (kind of a WIP):
    I acquired an old Jango suit a number of months ago (RA armor and Rubies bucket w/ add fiberglass) and I work on it once in a blue moon: got temporary boots, painted boots, fixed the broken knees, tried to fix and then messed up bucket, ordered new LSFU vest/fs (accurate colors and custom fit). I am in the process of getting an accurate collar. Since I need to have the color of the collar match the rest of the armor, I was thinking of just rub'n'buffing the whole thing to make it easier and shinier. Otherwise, I'll have to try to match the silver paint which may be too daunting of a task. Is there a general consensus on the armor color/brightness? Dull silver or shiny metal (with some slight weathering of course)?

    P.S. I also have to fix the girth belt and may need to get a new bucket. I have gaunts and blasters, but they are just not pictured. I don't recall who made the leather goods (maybe RA?).

    Thanks, all.

    Yvette
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    Apr 16, 2011, 12:37 PM - Re: Should the armor be dull or shiny? #2

    Shinier than the suit pictured, but not chrome.
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    Apr 16, 2011, 4:46 PM - Re: Should the armor be dull or shiny? #3

    i'm pretty sure you answered your own question. rub'n'buff the whole thing then weather it. personally, my jango will be ridiculously shiny before i start making it dirty. but that's mostly because i can.
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    Apr 17, 2011, 1:18 AM - Re: Should the armor be dull or shiny? #4

    Thanks. I just wanted confirmation, I guess. Off to find some rub'n'buff..........

    Yvette
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    Jul 20, 2011, 12:57 AM - Re: Should the armor be dull or shiny? #5

    Hi all,

    I've rub n buffed the armor and it looks great. I've left it alone for 2 weeks but it still rubs off some when I touch it. I've researched old threads and have found that some people sort of clear coat it with a form of floor wax. Anyone want to confirm that it has worked for them?

    Yvette
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    Jul 20, 2011, 2:28 AM - Re: Should the armor be dull or shiny? #6

    if it's still coming off to touch, then you probably didn't buff it enough. once you get the wax hot enough with friction, when it hardens, it should be there for good.

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