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    Damundis

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    which paint?

    Post  Damundis on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:12 am

    Hi respectable oznerf bloggers, just wondering what paint to use for painting nerf guns
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    Jeo

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Jeo on Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:58 am

    Cheapest spray you can find.

    Paint job quality is predominantly determined by the prep work, not the brand.
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  clunk07 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:38 pm



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    Acerised

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Acerised on Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:44 pm

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    Damundis

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Damundis on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:11 am

    Thanks guys. Just one more question, do i use metho to clean the gun after sanding, or do I just use hot water?
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  KingCam on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:07 am

    Damundis wrote:Thanks guys. Just one more question, do i use metho to clean the gun after sanding, or do I just use hot water?

    Yeah you used hot water and soap to clean up after sanding.
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  clunk07 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:41 pm



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    Damundis

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Damundis on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:26 pm

    Thanks!
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    GirlyGamer

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  GirlyGamer on Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:39 am

    @Acerised

    Hoping you'll see this, you linked to SupaCheap vinyl paints and said you love using them. I hope you don't mind me picking your brain for a moment, what brand? I bought different vinyl paint brands from SupaCheap and another car store, tested them all and had zero luck with any of them.

    TIA
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Acerised on Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:46 am



    Turned out fantastic for me. Love the stuff.
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  GirlyGamer on Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:59 am

    Hi Acerised,
    thanks for taking the time, really appreciate it as this has been an ongoing battle for me. Okay, that is not one of the brands I bought, so I might have to give that a go. The ones I bought I tested on a couple of different plastic types, did all the usual prep, long drying times between coats etc, everything by the book. Expected to see a semi scratch-resistant base coat (since it was alluded to that vinyl paints actually adhere to the surface, but also soak in to a degree), what I got on the non Nerf blaster was literal flaking off as soon as I took a fingernail to it. On the Nerf I just got a basic black coat, not as good as regular rattles that was only as scratch resistant as those also.

    I'll try and grab dupli-color this weekend and give it a try
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  Acerised on Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:06 am

    That's weird. This can i got dried very fast between coasts, under 15 mins. I did the normal prep work; sand, wash.. etc. I waited 24 hours after the last final coat to ensure the paint was dry and so scratch resistant. I also added two small light clear coats to avoid scuff marks on the white. I used vinyl paint as the pump action would not scrap the paint off and so it doesn't, i also added a little bit of lube aswell. I hope this helps.
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    Re: which paint?

    Post  clunk07 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:12 am

    Ang,

    I've had exactly the same results with vinyl dye - very hit 'n miss with different brands. I've given up on them as a reliable alternative to normal enamel:

    *Only acrylic paint seems to bond to the dye properly - enamel just never seems to cure..

    *You still have to do the same prep work as using enamel or acrylic paints.

    *Out here, I can buy 6 to 8 cans of enamel for the same price as one big can of dye.

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    Re: which paint?

    Post  GirlyGamer on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:59 pm

    Hey Clunk

    Yeah sounds like we both had the same experience and paying $20 for one can, compared to the usual $4 or so isn't great. I'll try and grab the dupli-color this weekend and let you know how that one goes.

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