Using Automotive Interior Touch-Up Paints For Model Car Interiors?
Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:12 PM
Now what I'm waffling on is how to paint the interior. I could always use the Model Master Acrylic paints as I love the ease of clean-up and great coverage they provide, but would also like to be able to get an authentic sheen and coloring that the automotive interior touch-up paints provide.
My local AutoZone store offers the Rust-o-leum flat black interior vinyl/fabric paint, as well as the Duplicor Vinyl/Fabric paint in the flat black color I'm looking for.
Has anybody ever used these paints on their cars before? Do they attack plastics? (Though I plan on using a lacquer primer from the Automotive Touch-Up store to prime everything as it does not attack styrene). How do the paints look when dry? I've never used them before and don't want to spent the $8.00 on a can of it only to never use it again. (Still kicking myself for buying a large can of GM Blue Engine Enamel when it was only used on the 1953 Corvette model I just finished). I took a search through the forums here and couldn't find any posts about it. (Whether from the fact that there are none, or my search abilities are severely lacking).
Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:36 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:25 PM
I haven't heard much about this since I've been back into building, but another great way to get a variety of sheen is to use a flat paint then get some of the oil from your skin (nose and forehead are great spots) and rub the painted surface to the desired level of semi-gloss. A q-tip will help you work it into the corners and such.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:44 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:27 AM