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Old 01-04-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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so i have painted 2 bodies now that have chipped and the paint has cracked like hell. idk what im doing wrong. i have used lexan body paint. i did small coats. i cleaned the body before i painted them with water and soap and dried them out with a paper towel. i have done everything i can think of right. i was just wondering if anyone had any ideas to why its doing that. thanks
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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From what you have written it sounds like the paint my be too thick. I find doing fine layers maybe about 3 coats max works for me!

When I started out I found this a good guide to help get started on the right foot ;)

http://www.rctech.net/articles/paint...ntedmyst.shtml
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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ya i was wondering if maybe that was the case. i did one body with a airbrush and one with a rattle can. but i think your right it probably was kinda thick.
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Scrub the inside of the body with a scotchbrite pad while washing it with dish soap.

And don't use too much paint.
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If your using fluorescent paint and it is applied to thick or its not backed buy a non fluorescent color usually white it can chip. :-(
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:20 PM   #6
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ok i will try all of those ideas. i think maybe i did use a little bit to much paint. i used fluorescent orange and blue and backed them with white. but i will try another one with not as much paint and less coats and see what happens
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Scrub the inside of the body with a scotchbrite pad while washing it with dish soap.

And don't use too much paint.

This is a good tip and its what I also do, but do not wash the windows.
I use the rough part of a new dish washing sponge and light strokes.
You just want to rough up the surface a bit to get good adheartion.
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ok i will try that. i guess i have to get another body and try it again haha.
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What if after 3 coats the paint is still transparent? Is that what the white backing is for? Also how long should you wait in between coats. I have noticed with watching on youtube alot of people airbrush a body without even stopping to let layers dry.
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What if after 3 coats the paint is still transparent? Is that what the white backing is for? Also how long should you wait in between coats. I have noticed with watching on youtube alot of people airbrush a body without even stopping to let layers dry.
yeah... the Flourecent paints are transparent and need the white or silver backing to make it opaque. I typically do a 2 to 3 good even coats of the flourecent and then back with White... this will make the color POP out at cha too!!!
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ya me and jmterminator backed it with white and everything. it looked really good. i guess we will just have to try another one haha.
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