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Unread 06-05-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Recommendations for smoothing over the bumpy texture of Wonderflex

I've read that you could cover in gesso before painting, but I've also seen Perfect plastic used to much better results. Would Worbla work the same way as Perfect plastic? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:43 AM   #2
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A think layer of bondo sanded down should work nicely.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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I'm not to sure about bondo, as I've heard it gives off major fumes, so I'd rather get some advice on the previously mentioned methods instead so I can go with one of those.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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I think bondo would be overkill
Worbla still needs to be primed. It has a texture as well.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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I use worbla now instead of wonderflex now because i hated the texture wondeflex had. either use gesso (but this requires a lot of layers) or use wonderflex under craft foam as support. this way you can prime/paint on craft foam which is much easier to deal with. you could probably cover it with worbla too but i've never tried it
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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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I'm not to sure about bondo, as I've heard it gives off major fumes, so I'd rather get some advice on the previously mentioned methods instead so I can go with one of those.
They're not that bad, as long as you're not using it indoors.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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like chipface said bondo is definitely your best bet. you should be able to get it mostly smooth with a straight edge even before sanding
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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Alright. I'll think about using bondo, if I don't just go with gesso. Any tutorial threads around you guys have links to so I don't mess up?
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Unread 06-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #9
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Now that I think about it though, would Plasti-Dip work?
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Unread 06-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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plastidip will still leave some texture, friendly plastic takes forever and is expensive to cover a lot of wonderflex. i would go with gesso as u can get a lot of it for pretty cheap if u have a michaels or joanns coupon, plus no fumes means you can use it inside wo a mask. bondo you need to do in a well ventalated area w a mask
plus friendly plastic has to be heated up in water making it tough to use over large wonderflex pieces
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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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Alright. I'll think about using bondo, if I don't just go with gesso. Any tutorial threads around you guys have links to so I don't mess up?
If you follow this you'll be good to go. Get some glazing and spot putty as well if there are any minor imperfections after sanding(beats mixing more bondo). After the 80 grit sand it with 220 and you should be good. Also 220 for the spot putty if you need to use it. Also you don't need a piece of plastic, just a sheet of cardboard should do for mixing it on.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
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A non-toxic way is to do about 10 layers of gesso with sanding in between layers.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #13
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Seconding gesso. Modge podge also works the same way as Gesso in case they don't have it in your local craft store.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #14
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Gesso isn't bad but I second the bondo.

It gets ridiculously smooth and really isn't that bad as long as you do it outside. I've made 2 cosplays using it so far and the end result always looks perfectly metallic.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #15
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Gesso, not so much. I hate hate hate working with Gesso. Bondo is definitely much better.
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