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Paint wearing off

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I have noticed on the past couple of models of mine that during the build paint is getting worn off. It's not like I'm I'm banging these things around. I primer paint and either dull or glosscoat my parts what can I do to prevent this?

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I am assuming enamel paints? If that is the case they are much softer than laquers or acrylics. Maybe a bonding problem from the intial prep? It sounds rudimentary but the parts should always be washed with a good cleaner prior to prime and paint to remove oils and sanding dust. Do you paint and then mock up? Try to have all mocking and fitting done prior to painting to avoid handling so much and wearing the painted finish off. Those are things I can think of off the top of my head at the moment.

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It has happen to me with lacquer and enamel. l put tamiya masking tape on the main pickup area and it stoped it for me. it was only the body i was having problems with. when l finished l just peel off the tape...hope this helps.

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It's acrylics and enamel the laquers seem ok I scrub my parts first thing and as soon as they're dry I primer them

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Well if you have covered all the basic bass I would have to agree with Slusher's idea with masking the parts during assembly. Works on 1:1 cars should work in scale as well. I would use a low tack tape (blue painters or Tamiya) just to be safe

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