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    Dec 11, 2007, 10:35 PM - R&B on blasters? #1

    I've got a nice blaster pistol I've put together but I'm just not happy with the silver in it. It's convincing enough for most people but I'd like something to make it shine a little more. I know R&B does wonders on armor but can it be applied to blasters also? Mine has a lot of hard to reach spots and crevices. I've heard R&B needs a good friction going that I'm afraid I won't be able to generate on parts of the blaster. Any suggestions? Should I sand the already smooth plastic before hand? Thanks for the help.
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    Dec 12, 2007, 3:11 AM - Re: R&B on blasters? #2

    I've used Testors Metalizer paints before on props. They can be airbrushed on, and they also come in spray cans. They can be rubbed to a nicely convincing metal finish.
    If you need to get into small areas, there's a product called "Microbrushes" which are available at most hobby shops. They have a couple of different sizes, and they're basically a little tuft of soft fiber on a little plastic handle. They might work for buffing your crevices.
    Wait. . . that sounded bad.
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    Dec 12, 2007, 8:39 AM - Re: R&B on blasters? #3

    The RNB might work okay, but like you said you would have to be able to get some friction going even down in the crevices. I think painting it like SJ said would work better. You could also try the enamels made by Alclad. They have several metal colors.

    http://www.alclad2.com/alclad-home.html

    Make sure to spray a coat of future floor wax over the paint to protect the surface from fingerprints if you go this route.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 8:36 AM - Re: R&B on blasters? #4

    Also with R'N'B you may find it rubs off after a while due to being handled, I think you can get good effects with paints and that is what I would use
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    Dec 14, 2007, 2:45 PM - Re: R&B on blasters? #5

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Also with R'N'B you may find it rubs off after a while due to being handled, I think you can get good effects with paints and that is what I would use
    Is there no way to counter this, such as locking it in with a clear coat? I've never used RNB so excuse my ignorance.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 3:23 PM - Re: R&B on blasters? #6

    If you were to put a clear coat over top of the rub-n-buff, I've heard that it will dull the look/finish.
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    Dec 15, 2007, 4:29 AM - Re: R&B on blasters? #7

    Quote Jango72 said: View Post
    If you were to put a clear coat over top of the rub-n-buff, I've heard that it will dull the look/finish.
    Yes, the cause of having to re-paint my jango bucket....

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