|07-16-2009, 02:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Carolina
O.k. here's the lowdown: I've been customizing for a while and am getting really tired of paint constantly chipping/wearing off on figures from regular posing and handling.
I had read that Krylon Matte Finish is a good sealer so I bought a can and used it on a couple of figures. The figures look good but are extremely sticky and smell like Kerosene. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
Also, I use Citadel paints and I know they make their own sealer but it's about fifteen bucks per can and I don't wanna pay that much if I don't have to. So does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Did I get a bad can of sealer or does this go with the territory? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|07-16-2009, 02:14 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
My advice on all Krylon products: Let it sit/air out/dry/harden for a good week once applied. Tends to get stench/stickyness/etc. off, and lets it fully setup.
|07-16-2009, 02:15 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Carolina
Thanks for the info. They actually are a little less smelly today, still a bit sticky though.
|07-16-2009, 02:20 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Staten Island Transplant (Currently: Hollywood, FL)
This has /frequently/ been an issue for me, and I've used what I like to think is every method out there: Krylon, Testors, Citadel sealers, Mod Podge sealing glue, krazy glue at friction points, ect ect... but there is always that feeling that any second, the custom is about to be rendered worthless by a chip.
If anyone has what they feel is a fool proof method... I'm all ears, too!
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|07-16-2009, 05:20 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I use Testors clear satin acrylic for my Modern Era 'Joe customs. It helps them blend in more with the rest of the figures and dries pretty quickly. For a shinier look to my customs I use Future Finish Floor Wax. I've never had an issue using either one of these.
|07-16-2009, 08:10 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
testors dull coat works the best for me.
|07-16-2009, 08:12 PM||#7|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
Testor's Dullcote. Spray on, wait a day, and bam. Makes customs happy!
|07-16-2009, 08:21 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2009
That's strange to me. It's what I use & have never had a problem. I usually will do 2 light coats, about 30 minutes in between. And over cheapy acrylic paints, too.
I'll also do the Jin Saotome method and spread a lil' super glue over areas that rub. It's shiny when dry, but the Krylon Matte will dull it down.
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