Help: Attaching accessories to a painted piece?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Turtlespoon, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Turtlespoon

    Turtlespoon New Member

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    So the title kinda says it all.

    I have a helmet that's been primed and ready to paint. Some accessories were placed prior to priming and some will be added separately, such as copper and PVC plumbing parts.

    Anyways I've been exclusively using Hot Glue, but I'm noticing some accessories don't seem to be fully bonded to the painted filler, I'm concerned they will detach at a later time, what glue would be best for attaching plastic/metal to a painted filler surface? Shall I stick with hot glue?
     
  2. VariablePenguin

    VariablePenguin Well-Known Member

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    You could trace out the specific shape of what you're attaching and sand down the painted part to increase adhesion.
     
  3. Turtlespoon

    Turtlespoon New Member

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    So if possible I should glue to the surface of the filler, and not the paint? Hot Glue should work fine though?
     
  4. VariablePenguin

    VariablePenguin Well-Known Member

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    I'd do a stress test with other pieces first just to be sure.
     

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