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Repairing a Paint Job

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    August 2017
Repairing a Paint Job
Posted by John54 on Friday, June 14, 2019 1:32 PM

Hi,

I have a general question as to what's the best way to repair a paint job.  I botched a gloss coat with runs, plus the paint showed underlying scratches in the plastic that I missed.  I sanded out the glitches and now I wonder if I can just respary the gloss over the sanded spots, or should reprimed the whole model and do a whole new gloss  coat?

Any and all suggestions would be welcome.

John

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:55 PM
Brake fluid to remove paint? I’ve never tried it myself, but....

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:59 PM

I would try a clear coat for sure.  Beats stripping and repainting.

I just had a similar issue where I put down a 3 color cammo on an 1/48 BP defiant.  Gloss went on fine but after letting it dry I put on an ochre filter that pooled all over the model.  I let it dry for 3 days and came back and wiped it down with turpinoid and it cleaned it up a bit.  Still not perfect but way better.  Actually the side effect was a bit of a weathering affect.  Go figure.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, June 14, 2019 7:04 PM

keavdog
I would try a clear coat for sure. Beats stripping and repainting.

Me too. Not guaranteed to work but a good chance it will I think so might as well try it. Maybe you won't have to strip and if you do you, well, you do.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 14, 2019 8:07 PM

And....not to be a jerk but...

Morrison's Second Law of Modeling- There's never enough time to do it right but somehow there's always enough time to do it over.

Testing on sacrificial models is always a good idea too.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:39 AM

GMorrison

And....not to be a jerk but...

Morrison's Second Law of Modeling- There's never enough time to do it right but somehow there's always enough time to do it over.

Testing on sacrificial models is always a good idea too.

 

That is a great line!

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