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John-W

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Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:44:02 AM »

Thanks for the ad to the group

Do any of you guys have any tips for preparing the surface of Plasticard for painting as every time i try this on removing the masking tape i also end up removing paint as its not keyed to the Plasticard
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Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 11:04:29 AM »


Hi John and welcome to Mayhem.   :-))

Ah !!!!  ............... painting.             

You want  'Stavros' ,  who is our expert on such matters.

Cheers

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Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 01:22:32 PM »

Good preparation is the key to success.....also use some plastic primer or etch primer on it




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Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 04:49:10 PM »

Thing to remember with plasticard is the surface is shiny - very shiny. I use two methods, if its still flat not bonded together yet. I like to drag a stanley blade across it rather like a wood scraper to remove the shiny ness. If its already bonded into shape, say a wheelhouse, then I use 1000grit wet.dry paper to key the surface for paint. But always make sure there is no grease (fingers etc) before applying paint.
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