Speaking of Rubbing and Buffng......when you guys remove the paint from your buckets do you just sand it? When i work on my car engine i paint the valve cover and the intake manifold and i usually use this Tal Strip to remove the paint and man it just tears it up but its on metal i was curious if anyones heard/used it on helms and the effect?
I don't know if every bit of armour would be r.n.buffed because as it is a wax maybe it would wear off the thigh pieces because of the holster strap pressing on it ??
I bought the very same one and got the silver leaf.
As to how much to buy I don't know because I only tried a tester bit but from what I saw it goes a long way. At a pure guess I would say 2-3 tubes for the costume but don't quote me on that.
Katua Fett, never heard of that strip stuff sorry. When I repainted mine I simply sanded it down (can't remember what grit I used) and then wet n dry sanded it. Turned out nice and smooth. I have since learned to wet n dry sand the primer too.
JangoUri, I used R&B on my painted Rubies helmet and armor below and I didn't even have to mask off the blue areas on the helmet. The fact that the silver areas were already painted silver helped, and I would just rub off the R&B when I did get it on the blue areas by accident. I did sand the silver painted areas though with fine grit sandpaper before using R&B.
I wish I would have known you needed R&B cause I could have thrown some in the box with the other stuff. One tube is probably enough to do a couple of costumes. If you need me to get a tube for you let me know. Plus I still owe you that $5 bucks that I can buy it with. I'm also getting ready to head to the local hobbie shop to get the paints for weathering that's recommended here on the threads. I can pick you up some of that as well if you want. Just let me know
You should R&B everything. With applying it correctly and as time goes by the finish will harden and stop rubbing off on other things as much. I applied R&B to all my armor after I had painted it all with Rustoleum Metallic Silver and I think it turned out good because the paint helped to create a smooth surface after fine sanding it to prep for R&B. Plus if the R&B ever rubs off or scratches, you have a silver undercoating of paint to maintain the silver color.
Oh buddy, that armor and helmet are super nice. Yes, I should have told you I was looking Rub & buff, then you could have included them on the package. (by the way, the package is about arriving, I know is has already passed the customers)
Well, I could be interested. I´ll send you an e-mail.
On question, I used a Lacquer for acrylic pintures to all my silver armor pars. Is that
an disadvantage or it doesnt matter?