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  1. mandalore697's Avatar
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    Jan 31, 2008, 3:02 PM - Painting Rubber #1

    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
  2. Simon Fett's Avatar
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    Jan 31, 2008, 3:31 PM - Re: Painting Rubber #2

    The 501st's Clonetrooper Detachment <-that's the best place to find out.
  3. clonesix's Avatar
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    Jan 31, 2008, 4:05 PM - Re: Painting Rubber #3

    Krylon fusion has worked well for me. The trick is to give it only a light coat; a thick coat will crack.
  4. Simon Fett's Avatar
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    Jan 31, 2008, 6:58 PM - Re: Painting Rubber #4

    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
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Feb 3, 2008, 2:50 PM - Re: Painting Rubber #5

    If you airbrush it, mix in some latex. This will let the paint bend and it won't crack.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 10:47 AM - Re: Painting Rubber #6

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

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