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icon14.gif  Alumid polished [message #50737] Tue, 03 July 2012 11:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar Edpetalo  is currently offline Edpetalo
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To paint a object wchich is made from Polished Alumid how to handle.
What kind of paint can be used on this kind of material and is it easy to paint by airbrusch????
Re: Alumid polished [message #50749 is a reply to message #50737 ] Tue, 03 July 2012 15:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dragoman  is currently offline Dragoman
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Alumide is basically the same as White Strong Flexible material. This means it is quite porous and will suck up paint, similar to painting on kitchen paper.

To be able to paint sharp edges you will have to prime or varnish it first, preferably with several layers.

I don't think it makes much difference whether you use a paintbrush use an airbrush.

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Karl Heinz
Re: Alumid polished [message #50756 is a reply to message #50737 ] Tue, 03 July 2012 16:55 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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To what Karl said, why not print in polished wsf? Or are you planning to only paint over part of the Alumide?


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