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  1. rhboyd's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2007, 8:22 AM - #1

    I've used some Silver Leaf rub n buff on a kit I'm making, but the darn stuff doesn't seem to be curing. Every time I pick it up, some of the silver comes off on my hands. Is this just the way it is? Do I need to seal it?. Am I not rub n buffing enough?. I diluted it with paint thinner to brush on, and it looks fab-o... I just can't touch it.

    If anyone had any advice, I'd be grateful.

    cheers,
    -r.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 1:19 PM - #2

    What surface is it going onto i.e. matt paint/primer or a semi gloss/gloss surface? Also is there a chance you over thinned it? thus diluting the bonging agent too much.

    I recently used some antique gold thinned down and it took a few hours to cure but was fine after that.

    I don't think sealing an unstable surface will help. although I could be wrong.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 1:33 PM - #3

    Rub n Buff is a wax and meant to be buffed out. If you try to seal it, you will ruin the finish.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 1:44 PM - #4

    I figured as much about the sealant... I applied it over a primered surface... which is supposed to be ok for either acrylic or enamel. The acrylics I've put down in other areas are fine... but the R+B is killing me. I buffed it, and it looks awesome... but it's forever leaving silver on my hands... wonder if it's too old....

    thanks for the help.

    -r.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 2:44 PM - #5

    If you want to seal it, you can airbrush some Future floor wax over the top which won't bother the R&B.

    Straight outta the bottle. No need to thin it.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 3:23 PM - #6

    cool.. thanks for the tip.
    -r.

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