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Title: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
Post by: John-W 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
Title: Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
Post by: Tug-Kenny 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

ken
Title: Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
Post by: Netleyned on February 15, 2017, 12:29:39 PM
Stavros's guide to finishes:-


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39337.0.html




Ned
Title: Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
Post by: Stavros 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




Dave
Title: Re: Tips on preparing Plasticard for Painting to avoid peel
Post by: Brian60 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.