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posticon Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Does anyone have a tutorial on how to prep the parts
for spray painting or metalizing?
Do I have to sand? I have the primed parts ready to go.

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Gary.

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Re: Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Yes you will defiantly have to sand the surface to a glass finish if you're going to metalize or paint it.

Start with a 220 grit to knock down the primer then follow up wetsanding with a 400 grit and then finish wetsanding again with a 1000 grit for the final polish. Be sure to wash the parts afterwards as well to get rid of all the sanded residue.
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Re: Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Watto is right on the money.

Here what I did (posted in my gallery thread):

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I took down all the rough areas with 220grit. Then sanded the entire piece with 400grit and then finished with a 600grit wet sand. In between sands I used an automotive primer. Dents or scratches are sanded down and filled with spot putty, then resanded and reprimerd. I usually put about 2-3 light coats of primer on before my wet sand.

Make sure you take the entire suit apart, Mine broke down to 77 parts. Make sure you have a count of your parts and make a list detailing each part (They will have you write one up if you don't). They did plate the brass as well, but those pieces are treated differently, so they should be kept separate.



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Re: Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Ian:
Do you have to prep the brass parts? If so, what do you need to do?
Thanks
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Re: Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Wondering if anyone has experience with this. I currently have my head primed and plan on vac metalizing in the future. (like a couple years from now when I finish)

In the meantime, I would like to use the completed head for display at cons, events etc. My question is, if I paint it white and display it as K-3PO what steps will need to be taken for vac metalizing after that? Just Primer again? Or is painting it a bad idea?
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From what I have heard it looks like you can have anything you want on beforehand as long as you sand it down before the vac metallizing appropriately.
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I'm most likely be getting myn vaccum chromed if I cannot spray it myself.I live in the uk there's a place here that will prep it before it gets vaccum chromed,it's going to cost more but I'll think it might be worth the extra.
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Re: Prep for Metalizing or Painting


Someone could tell me what is the best primer solution before to chrome the armor ?
I have some ABS parts and TK409 parts.
I think, TK409 use an industrial primer, so unavailable in store.

What primer do you use ?
Can i use another one on the TK409 parts ! (i have some scratches and defects who need some repairs with Milliput superfine).

Same question for the 3D printed greeblies from Gordon ! Have they need some primer before chroming ?

thanks
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