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    First time painting a NERF gun!

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    Wuelverine


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    Post  Wuelverine Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:31 am

    Good evening!

    I am fairly new to the NERF franchise and I started with modding, (AR Removal, spring replacement.. etc) I have decided to try my hand at painting my maverick.

    I have a few questions, if that is okay!

    Hand Painting

    Which paints work for this?
    Do I need to sand it still?
    Do I need a Primer (Which primer is the best)?
    Am I able to add a clear coating over it to make it smooth and feel better?
    Would the clear coating mess the paints up?

    Spray Painting

    Which spray paints work best for this?
    Is it better to sand it or use a plastic primer( I heard that with a plastic primer you don't need to sand it?)
    Am I able to add a clear coating over it, etc. What can I use for it?



    Thank you so much


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    Post  Calico Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:43 am

    There are afew threads on this which you should read as far as what paints we are using. As far as prep goes, always sand down your gun. Time spent here means the end result will be alot better. In my opinion try sticking to the same brand/type of paint, less chance of chemical reactions. Plastic primer is a good idea as well.
    I would practice on something of no value to you so you get a feel for the paint, how it goes on, what happens when you spray to thick etc. Slow and steady with thin coats to build it up is best.
    Hope this is helpful, YouTube is your friend.
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    Post  clunk07 Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:02 am

    Check this thread for paint brands/types:

    http://www.oznerf.com/t2810-paint-brands-on-nerf-guns?highlight=paint+brands

    Even with plastic primer/vinyl dye, it's still a good idea to give the shell a light sand. I've seen some good results using vinyl dye, but it is a little pricey.

    Currently, I sand the shell using an orbital sander with 120 grit paper, paying attention to not go over-board.

    Then I use 80 grit paper to sand the pre-painted areas where the orbital sander won't fit.

    After that, I use a foam sanding sponge - medium grit.

    Wash well with soapy water, and allow to dry thoroughly.

    I've been using Australian Export paint with high quality results, though this has a lot to do with the hours spent prepping the shell.

    Grey primer x 2 coats - with at least 4 hours in between coats.

    Your choice of colour(s) for base/top coat - somewhere between 2 to 4 coats, allowing at least 2 hours in between coats.

    Clear lacquer once happy with paint job. At least 2 coats over the entire shell, and an additional 2 coats on the hand grip and anywhere else that will be handled constantly. Remember to spray the lacquer on in thin coats - heavy coats will discolour any white-painted areas.

    I've had no issues with the Export paint, and it usually costs around $3 per can - apparently it's on sale at SuperCheap Auto's for $10 for 4 cans at the moment.

    I generally try to paint a couple of blaster's at a time - helps me be less impatient while waiting for coats to dry before re-coating.

    For instance, I completely primed 5 blaster's in around 6 hours the other day. Admittedly they had all been prepped, washed and dried (1 x PAS, 2 x Stampede and 2 x LongShot). The next day I painted 3 shells completely. The day after, I finished painting the last 2 shells, and clear-coated the first 3. The day after that, I finished clear-coating the last two shells. All in all, not a major time-consuming expedition, and that was full camo paint as well. Nowhere near as bad as the 18 odd hours it took just to prep those 5 blaster's.

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    Post  Wuelverine Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:16 am

    When it comes to hand painting, would the Games Workshop be a good place to buy paints?
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    Post  littlebro05 Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:42 am

    May I remind you that there is a question's forum section where you can post your enquiries. This is just so we can keep the other forum section's clean of questions.

    Remember for next time =). Unfortunately, I don't have much advice on this matter though :(.
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    Post  evozn Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:02 am

    Wuelverine wrote:When it comes to hand painting, would the Games Workshop be a good place to buy paints?
    Yeah, they're great, im using 20 year old GW paints and they're fine

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