Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: pipster on May 15, 2018, 12:55:54 PM

Title: Touch up blending in
Post by: pipster on May 15, 2018, 12:55:54 PM
Hi,
I've caused a little damage to a gloss finished wheelhouse painted with Halfords rattle cans.  I'm beyond the point that I can strip all of the fittings off and so was wondering if I can repair.  Is there a way of only painting the damaged area and being able to blend it into the existing finish?
Thanks
Phil
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: Klunk on May 15, 2018, 02:25:43 PM
if it is fine with halfords rattle cans then you could try the touch up pens from halfords.
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: RMH on May 15, 2018, 03:16:51 PM
Trouble with those touch up pens is they don't appear to do them in lifeboat colours
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 15, 2018, 04:13:34 PM
I have had success by spraying some paint into the rattle can top and then applying it to the damaged area with a soft brush while it is still wet. You have to be quick and put it on with one stroke but it does work. If you do get a bit of a run then wait for it to dry and sand it down lightly and have another go. It often does blend in but you might want to practice on a bit of scrap plastic first.

Colin
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: dougal99 on May 15, 2018, 04:47:47 PM
As Colin, but used an airbrush. Sprayed from Aerosol into a airbrush jar then into cup.
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: Stavros on May 15, 2018, 07:01:10 PM
Main trouble with rattle cans is touching up BUT NOT ALL IS LOST all you can do is to rub the affected are with 2000 grit wet and dry with plenty of fairy liquid.....you will also have to rub the whole affected part down then overcoat with Halfords clear laquer this should blend your repair in.....how about a pic so I can see the damage and try and help you




Dave
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: pipster on May 15, 2018, 09:58:32 PM
Thanks  Chaps. Dave, will post some photos as soon as I can fathom mhm images!
Phil
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: pipster on May 16, 2018, 08:46:56 AM
I've failed with MBM images so have attached photos - hopefully that'll work.  One is close up of damage and other is a wider shot.  In short, there's a thin plastic strip along the bottom of the wheelhouse that's come away taking some paint with it.
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: pipster on May 16, 2018, 08:48:07 AM
Ok so not so sucessful - pic above is the wider shot - close up here
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 16, 2018, 11:22:39 AM
That looks like it needs filling. Stavros will advise you.

Colin
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: Stavros on May 16, 2018, 03:03:12 PM
no way going back from that one sorry.....this might sound blunt and NO WAY is it intended to be either.......


2 choices


1 live with it


2 rub it all down and baisically start again I PERSONALLY do not think thats repairable




Dave
Title: Re: Touch up blending in
Post by: pipster on May 16, 2018, 04:38:13 PM
Thanks Dave, I had a feeling that would be the case! 
Phil