“Oh no, now I’ve achieved it.” You may have simply utilized to a lot paint and created big sagging paint globs to your as soon as good mannequin. That good contest successful end you have been hoping for is now a catastrophe.
All just isn’t misplaced nevertheless. You may repair nearly any paint mistake that you’ve made in your contest mannequin with only a bit of labor. With a cautious paint sanding approach, you possibly can create an ideal end.
Utilizing 4 methods; paint standing, re-spray, paint polish and wax, you possibly can repair nearly any mistake you make. I’ll present you the way to use these methods to repair your mannequin and convey it again to contest stage.
Paint standing is the primary approach we’ll use to appropriate and over spray or orange peel scenario you’ve created in your mannequin. Orange peel is simply additional paint that’s utilized to thickly and finally ends up making the floor of your mannequin regarded like the surface of an orange. The best approach I’ve discovered to appropriate this sort of scenario is simply to make use of sandpaper to grind off the additional paint. The toughest a part of doing this isn’t to face into the small print protruding of the floor of your mannequin.
There are a lot of completely different grades or grits of sandpaper. I mainly classify sandpaper into two varieties, tough and fantastic. Tough sandpaper is available in grit numbers from 100 to 1000. The decrease the quantity the extra course it’s. For heavy paint elimination I sometimes use quantity 320 grit. High-quality sandpaper runs from 2000 by means of 12000 grit. This fantastic grit is one secret to attending to an ideal end.
Sandpaper comes with completely different sorts of backing. I favor material backing over the cheaper paper backing as a result of usually I exploit solely a moist sanding approach. Moist sanding is the place you employ water to assist lubricate the floor of the mannequin and customarily works higher for my mannequin paints.
Your first process is to let your paint mistake dry fully. Then begin the uneven paint elimination with a tough grit sanding being very cautious to not sand into any plastic element of your mannequin. I’ll lower the sandpaper into very small items and maintain them or glue them to picket “instruments” to get into small locations. I will even use paint thinner to melt paint buildup round detailed areas preserving in thoughts that you don’t want to break the plastic.
As soon as that is achieved, re-spray paint the broken space.
Proceed this technique of sanding and re-spraying till you’re glad with the end. At this stage you are actually able to fantastic sand the paint.
High-quality sanding is actually the true secret to an ideal paint end. I work the paint end by sanding the paint utilizing these grits so as.
The sandpaper I like to make use of is sandwiched between foam in order that it conforms to the floor of the mannequin extra simply. Every step makes use of the moist sanding approach with water. Change your sanding strokes in numerous instructions and check out to not use a whole lot of strain. On the finish of this paint sanding sequence the floor of your mannequin needs to be very even and easy. This can deliver us to the subsequent step which is sharpening the paint.
Paint polish is the subsequent secret to that close to good paint end to your contest successful mannequin. I favor Novus plastic paint polish. I work the paint to a fantastic mirror end through the use of No. 3, No.2, after which No.1 in sequence. This units you up for the ultimate step which is wax safety.
Wax safety is the ultimate step in and creating your contest successful the mannequin end.
I exploit Meguiar’s mirror glaze #26 skilled excessive tech yellow wax. You’ll find this at any automotive elements retailer. I apply it with a gentle material and buff the paint to a showroom end.
Properly there you’ve it. It’s a whole lot of work however it’s nicely definitely worth the effort. In the long run you’ve fastened your ache downside and are available out with a mannequin that has a whole showroom and contest successful end.