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#1 Affod

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

Whats the best way to prepare small parts for paint? Kind of hard to sand or use scotchbrite. Any good tips?
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#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

Yup. I've experimented with almost every technique, and currently I'm sold on an old toothbrush and Comet to roughen the surface and give it a bit of tooth for adhesion. Maybe overkill, but I really like the way my subsequently primered, scrubbed again, and painted parts come out. Scuffing the surface even slightly lets you shoot the paint a tad wetter, which helps avoid the grainy orange-peel look a lot of modelers seem to end up with.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

I agree with Ace, an old toothbrush, or even a brass bristle brush

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

i've used the Hush Puppy brush regime

#5 Affod

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

Sounds good. Thanks all!