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Preparing small parts?

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

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i've used the Hush Puppy brush regime

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Sounds good. Thanks all!

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