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Kpnuts

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Hi all started this one but I am having all sorts of problems with the paint










Never had this problem before still stripped it all off and tried again







still not happy with it there must be a reaction with the plastic or something, might try barrier  coat or something.
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That is odd, what paint did you use Ken and did you use a primer ? I have had a few reactions in the past with rattle cans straight onto bare plastic (crazing and cracking)

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Can you get your hands on a spray can of automotive touch up paint? Plasticote is fantastic with or without a primer as long as the mold residues are washed off.

Honestly it looks as if you went too heavy with the repaint. But I would suspect the plastic is the problem. Polar lights uses a different plastic than mpc/ revell/ monogram.

Strip and reprime carefully. Then spray thinner cotes of paint and see if that will resolve the problem.
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Thnks brindos I suspect it's the plastic I Use halfords grey primer and enamel paint I've used this combo all my modeling life never had this problem before
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just tossing out ideas---
plastic may have had some mold release chemical on it? wash it in soap and water before primer/paint?
also, looks like some of the finish was a bit "orange peel", which indicates that the paint layers were too thick?
good luck with the redo. love the bat mobiles.

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Ok all I know its been a long time since I updated this but its not been forgotten I have tried mr muscle, modelstrip and even nitromors
and this is what ive got.
 
 
 
 
I've spent half the cost of the model on stuff to get the paint off. It doesn't show on the pics but there seem to be little holes in the paint that go right into the plastic, I think the paint has bonded with the plastic and actually soaked into it, which is why it wont come off so I think my only option is to sand it and try spraying it again I will just have to live with whatever the results are. its a shame as I was really looking forward to this one.
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If the paint has bonded with the plastic then you have a devil of a sanding project. I have been stripping enamel (20 years on the model) off of some of my old GW figures recently with Easy-Off Oven Cleaner (fumeless) sprayed heavily into a jar and left for over 24 hours. I didn't have any issues with the GW plastic melting or warping, but that Polar Lights plastic, since it has already reacted oddly, may have a different, catastrophic reaction. Nobody wants to see a half melted Bat Mobile so don't try any more paint stripping. Sand it and be confident you are not going to ruin it.

I don't know about you, but I get a little depressed when I accidentally destroy a kit. Its a little demoralizing when you can't recover.

I'm sure the guys will agree with me about this, I want to see you finish this kit with a mind blowing reveal. We've already lost a P-47 this week.  [frown] 
So take your time with this one. It will be your crown jewel I think.  [smile]
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If all else fails, you could always create a post apocoliptic Bat mobile which would look great [smile]
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Hi all well this is after one sanding and undercoating
 
 
 
I think I might be winning
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Looks like you have recovered that nicely ! It looks nice and smooth
Out of interest what paint was it that caused the trouble ?

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Halfords grey primer
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Bravo, a truly great recovery there KP
I haven't done a great deal of spraying.....yet, but when I have, I have used Autotek Spray Filler Primer in Yellow from eBay. It's cheap and covers and fills brilliantly.
You can check out the finish Here

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Amazing work looks like good stuf, what's a nebosh exam? Sounds brainy smart stuff.
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seriously looks like you pulled it out of the fire! great job.difficult work.
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Nice save on the bodywork Ken, what was the black paint that you used before ? Was it enamel ? I'm wondering if the reaction was between the primer and the black, Halfords primer is acrylic and it might not have agreed with the top coat if it was an enamel paint

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