To all seasoned prop makers out there: white resin

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by thd9791, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does spray rubber (plastidip) stick to white resin?
    Would some sort of black thick textured paint be better?
    (White resin grenade frag body)
     
  2. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    Clean it well with dish soap and water, prime it, then hit it with the Rustoleum hammered metal paint for texture and then finish it up with whatever to make it more realistic...

    To answer your question though, most paints will stick to resin just fine...
     
  3. Weaselhammer

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    I made a pistol grip using Smoothcast 320 series. I coated it in rustoleum textured paint and then in the Plastidip spray rubber and so far it has stuck on real well, no problems here.
     
  4. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great ideas, thank you! is there a certain primer needed? or..is it even needed? haha
     
  5. Garthok

    Garthok Sr Member

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    Listen to exoray and a lot you will learn.
     
  6. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    I find the cheap gray Walmart primer works well in most cases...

    As for needed, lets just say it's the proper way to do a paint job, no it's not a needed step and neither is looking left/right before crossing a street...
     
  7. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Point taken
     
  8. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you're going to do any type of spot putty to fill in pin holes, primer is definitely needed as paint won't stick to the putty
     
  9. Room8

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    I usually wipe my just finished casts off with paint thinner, then wash with soap and water to ensure I have removed all of the release agent before painting. I found out the hard way that paint won't stick nicely to release agent residue.
     
  10. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thank you everyone! (and kevin especially, it's his grenade i bought) As for the pin holes, I only see a few near the bottom, and some rough spots in between the ridges, I almost want to leave them there, more of a corroded look. They're so small, They hardly detract from the cast aestetically
     
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