|06-17-2008, 12:07 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I'm working with Krylon Fusion right now, and for those of you who have used it before, what is a good paint thinner to use to prep (as per the directions) what's going to be painted? I'm just concerned with damaging the plastic, as I really have no experience with thinners, and I've tried using Fusion before without prepping, as I know others have successfully, but it didn't work out the same for me.
|06-17-2008, 12:23 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
I suggest just using 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. It's strong enough to remove any residues and doesn't leave anything behind. Use a toothbrush to clean the crevices and wipe with a lint free painters cloth.
|06-17-2008, 12:26 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Thanks so much, Alyosha! After that, should I do a quick wipe with a damp cloth?
|06-17-2008, 01:37 PM||#4|
AKA Shipwreck Jr.
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Temecula, CA
wow great question!
i was just about to hit my indy truck with some fusion. i thought you just spray it on! durrr... hahaha
so i need some isopropyl alcohol then. thanks!
ARBCO Truck, here we come!
AKA: Shipwreck Jr. on JBL
my self custom, "Broadband"
|06-17-2008, 02:07 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Also be sure to remove as much paint as you can off of the base figure using the 91% alcohol. Fusion works by bonding with the uppermost layer of plastic - essentially melting and fusing with it. If it touches paint or even sculpting compound, anything non-plastic, it gently eats away and it and may never dry, instead leaving an orange peel effect along with a sticky mess.
|06-17-2008, 02:22 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2006
I've had pretty good success just by prepping it in a sink full of water, and a little dish soap. Just rinse well, and let dry well afterwards. Takes off oil and residue without any worry about hurting the toy.
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