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 Post subject: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:13 am 
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I've been working on a dry brush/rub n buff project recently, and I need to apply a spray paint primer coat. My question is, do people have special set ups to do this? My worry about just painting and then leaving on newsprint/cardboard/mat to dry only to have it stick and or peel.

I thought about setting it up on a LEGO post held by a 1x1 cylinder. The inside might not get a full application, but the only place where the paint may 'stick' would be on the inside where it wouldn't be seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:07 am 
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Cygnet wrote:
I've been working on a dry brush/rub n buff project recently, and I need to apply a spray paint primer coat. My question is, do people have special set ups to do this? My worry about just painting and then leaving on newsprint/cardboard/mat to dry only to have it stick and or peel.

I thought about setting it up on a LEGO post held by a 1x1 cylinder. The inside might not get a full application, but the only place where the paint may 'stick' would be on the inside where it wouldn't be seen.

Any thoughts?



umm spray painting LEGO? bit of an over kill wouldn't you say? they do have paint on primers too.

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:25 am 
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Asterios wrote:
umm spray painting LEGO? bit of an over kill wouldn't you say?

I spraypaint my stuff...

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:30 am 
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A lot of people spraypaint their stuff...

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:33 am 
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Anyways I think a good setup would be a place that has good air flow for one.

I do the whole outside in the garage and spraypaint on the newspaper setup. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:38 am 
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Omicron wrote:
Asterios wrote:
umm spray painting LEGO? bit of an over kill wouldn't you say?

I spraypaint my stuff...

-Omi



too each his own I don't since the Spray paint can ruin a work real quick if not applied correctly which can be a problem on something so small.

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:43 pm 
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I a freaky purist...I don't paint, cut or glue anything....
but it's all cool!
I love spraypainted stuff...but yah, you should use an airy area, like an open garage.

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

It sounds like Omi hasn't had problems using a spray primer on newsprint (i.e. no issues with sticking), and Asterios would recommend a paint on primer.

I'll give it a go and let folks know if I run into issues.

If anyone is aware of a good, general painting tutorial please let me know.

In the interest of sharing I'm following a Rub-n-Buff tutorial from the old Minifig Customization Network by Two-Tonic Knight (http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com/howto/902).

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:46 pm 
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wait till you have to paint small things like these and spray paint just won't work:

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 Post subject: Re: Question - Spray Paint Application Set-Up
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But that's not what we're talking about now, is it? And I undercoat miniatures with black primer spray.

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