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paint white detail/transparent detail [message #49187] Wed, 30 May 2012 10:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar KIZZU  is currently offline KIZZU
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hi there!
can give me anybody an idea how to paint my modells?
what color makes sense? spray, paint,...???
it should be waterresistant and easy to process....
thanks
bea
Re: paint white detail/transparent detail [message #49190 is a reply to message #49187 ] Wed, 30 May 2012 13:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar pfeiffer stylez  is currently offline pfeiffer stylez
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Step 1:
Use an old toothbrush (or somethink like that) and lukewarm water with a little bit dish liquid to clean the model.
The support material for the "Detail" materials is some kind of wax. The color won't adhere if the surface isn't clean.

Setp 2:
For Shapeways "Detail" materials, use a primer.

spray vs. paint
Well, that depends on the model's size, and the kind of paintjob.
I prefer an application by brush, but for bigger one-color-paintjobs a spray makes sense.

I use waterbased acrylic colors.
Cheap, non-toxic, easy to handle...
Just give the model an additional coat of clear varnish after you paint it.

Other people (mostly railroad modelers) use enamel colors with great success.

I have even seen one guy who used a lacquer spray paint which was intended for cars.


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[Updated on: Wed, 30 May 2012 13:22 UTC]

Re: paint white detail/transparent detail [message #49191 is a reply to message #49187 ] Wed, 30 May 2012 13:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar KIZZU  is currently offline KIZZU
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hi pfeiffer stylez...thanks a lot!!! i ll try on it...
Re: paint white detail/transparent detail [message #49193 is a reply to message #49191 ] Wed, 30 May 2012 17:14 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Have a dig through this sub-forum & use the search facility - soaking the model in a mild solution of Sodium Hydroxide for 10 mins, then brushing with a soft paint brush off under running water will remove the support material (uncured print material), repeat as many times as necessary for a clean transparent or white detail model.

Haven't a clue what paints are good but the method above will get the model totally clean.

[Updated on: Wed, 30 May 2012 17:16 UTC]


 
   
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