Polshing TIE armour help.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Yorkie Fett, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Yorkie Fett

    Yorkie Fett Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'm assuming this is the right place to post as it relates to TIE armour.

    So, I had a couple of nasty scratches in the chest plate of my TIE set up (ABS plastic), so decided to try and get rid of them.

    Started with the wet and dry, 600, 800, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Then went with Novus 3, then 2 (yep, alot of rubbing!).

    Got a nice shine to it, but the treated areas still stand out as a clouded area. Tried some T-Cut, but still won't blend in to the original shine of the armour.

    The question is, is this as good as it gets or is there a way to totally get rid of the cloudiness in the black ABS?
     
  2. TazMan2000

    TazMan2000 Sr Member

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    There is a plastic cleaner and polish Meguiar's Plastx Polish Cleaner that is an automotive product but works on a lot of automotive plastics. Use a microfiber cloth and a little elbow grease with this stuff and you should get the finish you're looking for.

    TazMan2000
     
  3. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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  4. DizzyStrmtroopr

    DizzyStrmtroopr Well-Known Member

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    in which movie have you seen a shiny tie pilot? weathering man. the scratches just make your suit more accurate!
     
  5. BobasBounty

    BobasBounty Well-Known Member

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    Pics would help to see exactly what the issue is. Other than that I would say you may have to go over the entire piece to give it a more uniform finish. I had this happen to a Tie Pilot helmet I used to own. I just decided to go over the entire bucket with plastic polish. I also used a fine shammy cloth used on auto bodies. I took a bit but worth it. Also don't start off with sandpaper but if you have to, always start with the finest (2000 and above) and work down until you have found the right grit to remove the scratches than go back up in grit. Just a trick I learned.
     

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