“Oh no, now I’ve accomplished it.” You have got simply utilized to a lot paint and created big sagging paint globs to your as soon as good mannequin. That good contest profitable end you have been hoping for is now a catastrophe.
All shouldn’t be misplaced nonetheless. You’ll be able to repair nearly any paint mistake that you’ve got made in your contest mannequin with only a bit of labor. With a cautious paint sanding method, you possibly can create an ideal end.
Utilizing 4 strategies; paint standing, re-spray, paint polish and wax, you possibly can repair nearly any mistake you make. I’ll present you the right way to use these strategies to repair your mannequin and produce it again to contest stage.
Paint standing is the primary method we’ll use to right and over spray or orange peel scenario you have got created in your mannequin. Orange peel is simply further paint that’s utilized to thickly and finally ends up making the floor of your mannequin seemed like the surface of an orange. The simplest method I’ve discovered to right this sort of scenario is simply to make use of sandpaper to grind off the additional paint. The toughest a part of doing this isn’t to face into the main points protruding of the floor of your mannequin.
There are a lot of totally different grades or grits of sandpaper. I principally classify sandpaper into two varieties, tough and high-quality. Tough sandpaper is available in grit numbers from 100 to 1000. The decrease the quantity the extra course it’s. For heavy paint removing I usually use quantity 320 grit. Positive sandpaper runs from 2000 via 12000 grit. This high-quality grit is one secret to attending to an ideal end.
Sandpaper comes with totally different sorts of backing. I favor material backing over the cheaper paper backing as a result of usually I take advantage of solely a moist sanding method. Moist sanding is the place you utilize water to assist lubricate the floor of the mannequin and usually works higher for my mannequin paints.
Your first process is to let your paint mistake dry fully. Then begin the uneven paint removing with a tough grit sanding being very cautious to not sand into any plastic element of your mannequin. I’ll reduce the sandpaper into very small items and maintain them or glue them to picket “instruments” to get into small locations. I will even use paint thinner to melt paint buildup round detailed areas maintaining in thoughts that you do not need to break the plastic.
As soon as that is accomplished, re-spray paint the broken space.
Proceed this strategy of sanding and re-spraying till you’re glad with the end. At this stage you at the moment are able to high-quality sand the paint.
Positive sanding is basically the true secret to an ideal paint end. I work the paint end by sanding the paint utilizing these grits so as.
The sandpaper I like to make use of is sandwiched between foam in order that it conforms to the floor of the mannequin extra simply. Every step makes use of the moist sanding method with water. Change your sanding strokes in numerous instructions and check out to not use a number of strain. On the finish of this paint sanding sequence the floor of your mannequin must be very even and easy. This can carry us to the subsequent step which is sprucing the paint.
Paint polish is the subsequent secret to that close to good paint end in your contest profitable mannequin. I favor Novus plastic paint polish. I work the paint to a high-quality mirror end through the use of No. three, No.2, after which No.1 in sequence. This units you up for the ultimate step which is wax safety.
Wax safety is the ultimate step in and creating your contest profitable the mannequin end.
I take advantage of Meguiar’s mirror glaze #26 skilled excessive tech yellow wax. You will discover this at any automotive elements retailer. I apply it with a comfortable material and buff the paint to a showroom end.
Properly there you have got it. It’s a number of work however it’s effectively definitely worth the effort. In the long run you have got mounted your ache downside and are available out with a mannequin that has an entire showroom and contest profitable end.