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    Sep 2008
    Oct 13, 2008, 5:56 AM - Would this painting method work? #1

    I've seen a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to painting and weathering, and I have a concept in my head. I just don't know if it would work.

    First, taking a piece of sintra-based armour and preparing it with a primer.

    Second, using Rub'n'Buff to make the armour look like a piece of metal.

    Third, masking sections of the armour with a masking agent.

    Fourth, spray painting a solid colour all over the armour.

    Fifth, removing the masking agent areas.

    I guess the questions that come to mind are:

    * Can a masking agent be used on sintra. If so, which one/kind?

    * Will spray paint stick effectively to a piece of sintra with Rub'n'Buff on it, as I believe it's quite waxy?

    * If all has gone to plan by the fifth step, will the masking agent lift off, but not take the metal colour underneath with it?

    Thanks in advance, gurus 8)
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  3. Madmartigan's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Oct 13, 2008, 6:58 AM - Re: Would this painting method work? #2

    - If you prime Sintra, you'll have no problem with paint. You can use any kind of liquid frisket or even the mustard technique -- though mustard stains some paint colors -- without a problem.
    - No idea on whether you can paint over RubNBuff. I always used Krylon Brilliant Silver and then wetsanded it down to get a less glittery look.
    - If you use liquid frisket and let the color underneath cure, you won't have a problem with it lifting that color. I love using this stuff and it works very well, even for details.

    Good luck!
  4. tbone9600's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Oct 13, 2008, 8:28 AM - Re: Would this painting method work? #3

    Maybe if you didn't "rub and buff" before the next coat of paint. I've never used Rub and Buff though so I'm not sure.
  5. suspect86's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Oct 13, 2008, 1:13 PM - Re: Would this painting method work? #4

    Though RnB produces a much more brilliant shine, it's very difficult to get a layer of paint to stick to it. You will be better off using Krylon silver paint, like Madmartigan said.
  6. Stormrider's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Oct 13, 2008, 2:04 PM - Re: Would this painting method work? #5

    And you cant 'clear coat' over rub and buff. At least I havent found any paints that will not destroy the sheen.

    Silver spray works well for alum/metal. If you want a mirror finish, use a brushed on testers.

    To note, you get a MUCH better silver, when painted over black. Or dark dark gray, vs a light gray.
  7. Jangos kid's Avatar
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    Nov 2002
    Oct 13, 2008, 2:50 PM - Re: Would this painting method work? #6

    Ditto what everybody else said. Instead of R&B, use a chrome or silver spaypaint. (just make sure to let it dry completely.) Otherwise, your method should work just fine!!!!
  8. Nov 30, 2008, 1:35 PM - Re: Would this painting method work? #7

    Thanks for asking, because I too have a similar question:

    For my helmet I want to achieve scratch marks that are both grey (almost primer colored) and silver (which will be my base coat). An idea I had was to paint the helmet an aluminum silver, mask off any weathered areas with a masking fluid, then paint it grey...achieving my silver weathered areas. But say I wanted grey areas too...could I leave the masking fluid on, and just add some so that a bit of grey will show? And then just paint over it with spruce green?

    Feedback much appreciated,
  9. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
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    Dec 1, 2008, 8:49 AM - Re: Would this painting method work? #8

    Yes you could do that. I just happen to remove all masking fluid on each layer. The problem you could run into if you don't do that is that you'll have a hard time removing the masking fluid when there's more layers of paint dried on top of it. The more you add, the harder to get it to come off.

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