Rubber Cement?

Duran Lomax

Active Hunter
For weathering the helmet, I have heard of several techniques; liquid masking being the one that comes up the most. I was wondering if rubber cement would be a good substitute; has anyone tried this?
 

GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
Personally I use mustard from the fridge, but I have never heard of anyone using rubber cement. If you want to try it out, try it on the back of the armour or so just so you don't ruin a bucket.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Well, why wouldn't you try a product that is designed for masking?
I mean, rubber cement is. . . cement. I haven't tried it for masking, but I would think it would be much harder to get off. It's also much thicker, and would be hard to paint on for really complex shapes.
 

Duran Lomax

Active Hunter
Personally I use mustard from the fridge, but I have never heard of anyone using rubber cement. If you want to try it out, try it on the back of the armour or so just so you don't ruin a bucket.

Mustard, eh? If the rubber cement turns out to be a fiasco, I'll definately give that a try.


Well, why wouldn't you try a product that is designed for masking?
I mean, rubber cement is. . . cement. I haven't tried it for masking, but I would think it would be much harder to get off. It's also much thicker, and would be hard to paint on for really complex shapes.


Well, here's my dilemma; my local arts and crafts store doesn't seem to have liquid masking tape. Regular masking tape, I try to avoid due to the geometric quality, and lack of actual control (aside from cutting it with an exacto, but I dont want to slice into the plastic of the armor or helmet).
I was wondering about rubber cement because, long ago suring my wee days in summer school, I would always pour rubber cement on the table, then peel it off. As I recall, it was rather easy.
The other half of the dilemma is this: I have to save about $307 for a plane ticket for the Dallas Convention at the end of October ($200 saved already); I know that if I go out to get one little thing, I'll end up spending more than I want. For now, I'm just seeing what work I can do at home.


Thanks for your input, guys; I have a spare piece of plastic that I'll be painting in about an hour or so; I'll post progress pics.
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
I've used rubber cement before but didn't like the results. The problem was that it was too sticky to get it to conform to where I wanted it to go so easily. Liquid mask works much better. It dries within a few minutes and can be brushed on to fit exactly where you want it to go.
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
I've used rubber cement before but didn't like the results. The problem was that it was too sticky to get it to conform to where I wanted it to go so easily. Liquid mask works much better. It dries within a few minutes and can be brushed on to fit exactly where you want it to go.

Well said WC....(y)
Rubber cement also has an alcohol agent that may STAIN or tarnish your silver/ Chrome base color (depending on which brand of base color you use..)...therefore defeating the whole purpose of masking....

:)
 
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