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Wondering if you guys could tell me what you use to replicate these things?

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I've used Sharpies, but it doesn't really look the part. Maybe I'm not doing it right?

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I mask and paint after the final polishing. I use BMF as the masking medium. Tamiya semi gloss black acrylic sprayed lightly usually looks pretty good. 

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51 minutes ago, Bainford said:

I mask and paint after the final polishing. I use BMF as the masking medium. Tamiya semi gloss black acrylic sprayed lightly usually looks pretty good. 

X2... I use different paint though and I brush it on instead of spraying. The results are great if your masking job is clean and well adhered.

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1 hour ago, NOBLNG said:

Tamiya makes an XF-85 rubber black paint.

Bingo ! And , that stuff does , indeed , look like black rubber when it dries !

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Mask and paint for the cleanest look. Tamiya makes a magical tape for curves. Or you can use BMF and reverse the normal procedure - apply as normal but peal away BMF on the trim portion, then paint.

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With any window surround that needs to be black i use Tamiya rubber black TS-82 decanted and applied with the airbrush, mask the parts with regular Tamiya masking tape, apply the rubber black in light coats.

 

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I just use duplicolour flat black, but once its dry i rub my fingers through my hair then use the natural skin oils to give it the sheen of rubber. I do the same to bring up floor detail n chassis

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Thank for the info guys. Much appreciated.

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As another option, you can use Vallejo paint. Just carefully mask, and brush it on. The brush strokes level nicely, unlike the Tamiya acrylics, and if you make a mistake, it will wipe off with water before it dries. If you have a steady hand, you might be able to skip the masking. 
Just use the “air” version, so thinning with water isn’t necessary. 

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Thanks.. another avenue to look at is always appreciated.

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On 1/6/2021 at 9:25 PM, Erik Smith said:

Mask and paint for the cleanest look. Tamiya makes a magical tape for curves. Or you can use BMF and reverse the normal procedure - apply as normal but peal away BMF on the trim portion, then paint.

Hey Erik, could you please tell me what that Tamiya tape is called or post a pic of it please? Thanks👍

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Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves.  It is some sort of a plastic (vinyl?)  tape.

 

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4 hours ago, Venom said:

Hey Erik, could you please tell me what that Tamiya tape is called or post a pic of it please? Thanks👍

Yup, the stuff Peter posted right above. 

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6 hours ago, peteski said:

Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves.  It is some sort of a plastic (vinyl?)  tape.

 

2 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

Yup, the stuff Peter posted right above. 

Cool, thanks guys. Just ordered myself some.👍

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