|FUD frosting and ruining the parts [message #49258] Fri, 01 June 2012 04:44 UTC
Remember all those frosted Ultra detail parts I was having issues with??
Well tonight I was contemplating how to resurrect them to make them usable, if at all possible.
I noticed that the cakey frost would sort of flake off when I scraped an Xacto blade over the surface. Still there was some unevenness to the surface afterwords.
So I tried a trick us modelers use on airplane canopies.
A bath in Future Floor Wax. It is Acrylic but in liquid form.
The nice thing about this stuff is it is self-leveling.
So I dunked some pretty frosted parts in it and let them dry. So far they look much better than the raw frosted parts I had. Maybe a second bath tomorrow and see how they look. The Future is used to seal decals and to put a barrier between different composition paints.
ie...Acrylic vs lacquer based paints.
It may be the answer to the frosting if that is an issue with your particular parts.
Remember this is still in the testing phase and I will post how the look after the second bath ( after 24hours dry time for bath #1.
Back to the drawing board.......