Any one dealt with Vac Metalising

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Supa troop, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a Box load of resin Items i am due to have Vac Metalised, the company that is doing this for me has informed me that silicone deposits are showing through the test pieces i sent to them.

    before sending i made sure they were cleaned thoroughly and when i primed them the paint seem to adhere to the resin really well, no seperation or anything.

    it has been suggested that i clean the items in the usual way and then get them 2 pack laqured or 2 pack painted, or maybe even clean then in acetone.

    anyone have any other suggestions or is this the way to guy ?

    Also is it true that wet n dry sandpaper is silicone based too ??
  2. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I had a bunch of items done by VMC in the UK which seemed to work fine with just normal automotive grey primer wetsanded with 1200 grit.


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