Painting Rubber

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    mandalore697's Avatar
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    Painting Rubber

    Does anyone know what paint can be used on rubber?

    I've got a clonetrooper belt that is cast in urethene rubber and need to know the best kind of paint to use.

    Any ideas?


    Thanks

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    Re: Painting Rubber

    The 501st's Clonetrooper Detachment <-that's the best place to find out.

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    Re: Painting Rubber

    Krylon fusion has worked well for me. The trick is to give it only a light coat; a thick coat will crack.

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    Re: Painting Rubber

    I believe I read that Krylon Fusion was not good for foam belts... have to confirm but I clearly recall reading that somewhere on the clone forum.

    If I remember correctly any Krylon non-Fusion was ok to paint the foam belts.

    I just thought that maybe urethane rubber belts are not the same as foam belts.... that would explain why clonesix says Fusion is ok for these belt... as a matter of fact, you might be better of listening to clonesix

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    Re: Painting Rubber

    If you airbrush it, mix in some latex. This will let the paint bend and it won't crack.

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    Re: Painting Rubber

    can mix the paint with latex if its acryllic. itll flex.

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