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Offline ObsidianKnight

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« on: February 20, 2006, 08:37:46 PM »
I have recently had trouble painting metal models. I used a primer but the paint keeps scaping of the edges. Are their any ways to keep the paint on better ? Any ideas would be great.
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Offline Pierced53

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 08:44:15 PM »
Did you wash the model before hand?  Put it in some water with a tiny amount of washing up liquid, this should break the tension on its surfaces.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 08:46:13 PM »
You've gotta get all of the powdery stuff off for the paint to stick good.

Offline ObsidianKnight

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 09:08:25 PM »
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 02:09:42 AM »
and when done seal it.
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Offline ObsidianKnight

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2006, 08:37:31 PM »
how do I do that?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006, 08:58:39 PM »
Spray it with varnish. GW produces "Purity Seal" which is pretty decent stuff, but I've heard that Testors makes a product called "Dullcote" which is better/cheaper/both. Don't skimp on this. Varnish protects your models from the rigors of campaigning and fondling, especially metal ones!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006, 09:52:50 PM »
GW don't stock Purity Seal anymore, although there might be an odd can or two in some of their shops. The only sealing coat they sell now is Ardcoat, which I personally don't like as it is high gloss.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 09:59:44 PM »
thankyou once again
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