Buffing metalizer and spray laquer

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  1. samura indy

    samura indy Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just a quick question, I'm currently working on a model M-5 Phalanx and I've got a buffing metalizer paint for a section of it. I'm aware that residue comes off this paint when handled even after drying, and this is a prop for a costume that will be handed quite a bit.
    I also have a spray lacquer that I'll be coating the whole thing it to protect it. Do you think that the lacquer will prevent the residue from coming off? And will this affect the actual metalizer paint in any way?
     
  2. samura indy

    samura indy Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. JOATRASH FX

    JOATRASH FX Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It should, yes. The issue with high-shine metallics is that there is no binder holding the metal particles, which in turn is what makes them so shiny. Adding a clear coat on top of that binds them to the surface. However, unless the clear coat is specifically formulated for covering metallics it will KILL the shine to a dull grey. Alclad makes a clear coat that does not dull the metallic of their stuff but there are other makers out there.
     
  4. Talisen

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    You need to use Acrylic Clear. Alclad as mentioned, or even the Pledge (Future) floor wax should work. Though in my experience they will both still dull it a bit, so test it before doing your full prop.
     
  5. samura indy

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    Thanks for the advice. I've decided not to go with the metalizer and instead just using a regular silver paint and using a gloss coat over the top then masking it and doing the dull coat over the top of the rest of it.
     

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