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Unread 06-21-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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Spraypainting

Is there any way to keep spraypaint from rubbing off? I'm sur ethat there's something that you coat over the paint, but i'm not sure what its called.
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Unread 06-21-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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I think what you'd be looking for is a colour sealant (?) I'm not to sure, but it also depends what kind of material you are trying to coat, as well as what kind of spray paint you use ^^
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Unread 06-22-2003, 09:30 PM   #3
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DO NOT use Krylon's "Crystal Ckear Spray Coating"

I had a miserable experience with it. Instead of the paint rubbing off on me, the coating did instead!
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Unread 06-22-2003, 09:55 PM   #4
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The material's gonna be probably plastic. Maybe metal, but most likely plastic. I'm planning a Steve Biurnside costume, and I'm gonna use spraypainted airsoft guns for his Lugers.
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*shrugs* both the times I've used spraypaint it didn't come off on me at all. The only time it ever came off was when my friend painted a pair of sandals for a costume..had to wear socks so my feet wouldn't turn red.

the two times I used it were for painting pieces of PVC...first was black rustoleum, then it was regular red krylon.
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Unread 06-22-2003, 09:59 PM   #6
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Spray paint shouldn't rub off unless you're painting very smooth plastic. I'm that case, scuff-sand it first. Take some fine-grit sandpaper (400 grit works good), and just lightly go over the surface of it - this will take off that finished "gloss" on it. The paint will stick to the surface better this way. After the paint is dry, seal it with a clear coat, which you can find easily where all the other spraypaint is.
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Unread 06-23-2003, 01:00 AM   #7
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I must've gotten some crappy paint. I used it on a dowel rod, and it rubs off every time i touch it.
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Unread 06-23-2003, 01:32 AM   #8
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I suggest a decent clear Laquer that u can get at a Art supply store.

Thats what i used for my Chise Canon.
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Unread 06-23-2003, 02:38 AM   #9
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I sprayed the armor in my gallery with Plasti-Kote Auto Bumper and Trim paint. It holds great on hard plastics without any sanding. You can get it at Pepboys. They also have primers and topcoats if you're worried, but I didn't use either and it held fine.
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Unread 06-23-2003, 12:26 PM   #10
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I must've gotten some crappy paint. I used it on a dowel rod, and it rubs off every time i touch it.
Ah! That's your problem. You should ALWAYS use a primer/ gesso first before you sptraypaint wood.

Krylon makes a spray version if you're lazy, but I suggest using the regular "paint-on" gesso and lightly sanding after drying to make sure your surface is smooth.

Then spray your paint - there shouldn't be any rubbing off.
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Unread 06-23-2003, 06:03 PM   #11
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Ah, I see. Thanks for the help. I think I've got it now.
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