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Re: Plasti Dip/Painting plastic question


Ladies and gentlemen... James The Batman! :applaude :applaude







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aww shucks, you're too kind! I'll take my trophy and leave you to your own devices now :nahnah

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acrylic paints used as the tinting agent with clear plasti-dip come out opaque. you'd think the white would work, but for some reason it reacts oddly. of you have access to an air compressor, get a small automotive touch-up air gun. you'll want to thin the plasti with mineral spirits to flow through the gun. you're other option is to find a can of blue and yellow ( I think the still sell those for dipping) mix them to the shade you want, thin a bit, apply with a foam brush, THEN spray with clear plasti. the solvents in the spray can will reactivate the colored plasti slightly and allow it to self-level.
word of caution on those plastic paints, like fusion, they don't like certain plastics, like vinyl...they seem to never cure due to a wierd reaction with the plastic.

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*edit* double post

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I was thinking the same thing about the acrylic, since it worked so well with latex. but I wasn't sure how it would react with the plasti. you're right though about the white. I tried mixing it with black to make it grey, and it just bubbled and didn't spray out. in the end, I just tinted some latex with grey acrylic paint, thinned it with ammonia and sprayed it through a Preval sprayer, which is a cheap alternative to more expensive sprayers. http://www.prevalspraygun.com/


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