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Hey guys, well I finally got the body of my '59 Vette stripped down and was going to redo it with Donn's techniques. Well I think I got a step mixed up and I sprayed the metalizer on there before I went through the 4000, 8000, and 12,000 grit sanding. I actually did this step AFTER I sprayed the metalizer on. When I did this I thought to myself that this is backwards and sure enough when I re-watched his DVD I was wrong. So my question is this, the plastic now has what looks like "smudges" or faint scratches in them. Should I hit it again with the metalizer or just continue on? First time through Donn's techniques and I knew I would mess up something.

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Ed ,

Relax ! No harm , no foul ! Wet sand the body , wash it off , dry it , reshoot the metallizer , let it flashout . Give it about 30 seconds and then apply your paint !

The metallizer is only used under the pearls and metallics , otherwise , shoot your standard colors right onto the prepped plastic .

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You can shoot the standards over top of it without a problem , it's just something I generally don't do ! As for what you are seeing , mark wise , the enamels will fill all of that in .

Remember ! Multiple , mist coats !

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To be honest, those "smudges" actually make it look more like real metal. Most metal sheets or objects I've seen have the discolorations in areas and your photos seem to replicate that. It's pretty amazing how metallic those look. :D

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  • 3 years later...

Ed ,

 

Relax ! No harm , no foul ! Wet sand the body , wash it off , dry it , reshoot the metallizer , let it flashout . Give it about 30 seconds and then apply your paint !

 

The metallizer is only used under the pearls and metallics , otherwise , shoot your standard colors right onto the prepped plastic .

Hey Donn,

When you shoot standard colors (not pearls or Metallics ) do you NOT use any primer at all???

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I often shoot mild (not hot) paints over bare plastic. That minimizes the overall paint thickness (which makes for a better model).  But that only works with paints made for plastic models (like Testors, Tamiya, etc.)

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