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 Post subject: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:42 pm 
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Hey everyone. Im new to customizing and i was wondering how do i get a good smooth paint job done. I did my fist Munny without primer and i was wondering if that was my problem??? No matter how many times i got over the damn thing i still get bumps and brush strokes that dry. Will a primer first fix this problem or could it be the brushes or quality of paint im using. Thanks for any help in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:55 am 
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Prepping the Munny is one of the most important things you can do. Definitely sand it and then wash it down with warm water (not hot) and soap. Wipe it dry with a lint-free cloth. Then apply primer. A lot of people use automotive primer. Personally, the easiest thing for me is aerosol primer, which gets a pretty even coat. You'll still get a certain amount of brush strokes and whatnot. Just apply a lot of coats of paint and very lightly sand in between coats. Hopefully that helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:50 pm 
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Thanks that does help i wouldn't have thought to sand it first. What kind of grit works best in your opinion?


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 Post subject: Re: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:37 pm 
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No prob! I use 320 grit.

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 Post subject: Re: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:53 am 
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A spray primer can really help adhesion of the acrylics. Be sure its not oil based or you'll run into problems. The cheap craft paints will work but can look and feel cheap after they dry. I had decent luck with the thicker acrylics for canvas and just mix in some of the liquitex airbrush thinner. Hobby lobby has the Vallejo Model paints and so far they have good coverage. I grabbed a bottle of the Golden brand liquid paints and they cover but still feel rubbery after several days, not sure I can recommend it.

The citadel acrylics worked well but are pricey and the colors available were limited since your ment to layer and dry brush. So basic red blue green didn't seem likely.


I wish I could give a better recommendation on primer but no one seems to agree and I cant afford to test them all. Rustoleum universal covered well but acrylics don't stick well even after a bit of sanding. Citadel has a fine black primer but its $15 a can.


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 Post subject: Re: Smooth Acrylic Paint
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 pm 
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citadel also had the black primer in a jar that san be brushed on


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