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Old 03-04-2006, 02:07 PM
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i want to create a simple splash effect on one of my new bodies. i've done it before on a lacrosse stick by squirting hot glue all over the plastic, dying it with RIT dye, then peeling the hot glue. i tried that on a peice of lexan and the hot glue stuck to it too well and was very difficult to peel. on the body, i want to sprya black first, peel masking, then apply silver underneath, using canned paint. would liquid mask be suitable for this? i've never used it but i just got the idea and it sounds like it would work well, just have never tried it. and do you have to go to a hobby shop to get it or is it available elsewhere? thanks for any help...if all goes well i'll post some pix when i'm done later this weekend.
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:52 PM
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Use the same technique just change to Liquid Paint Mask
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thanks. i was hoping to get this done this weekend. i have some rubber cement. would this work since i don't have to cut it once it's dried, jsut have to peel it all off? i can try it on a small piece of lexan first. does anyone know if rubber cement will hurt polycarbonate at all or make paint stick less?
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Probbably not with the rubber cement.......The best way to go is to find the local hobby store near you and they will have something called Liquid Mask there and you get a paint brush and you pour the liquid mask in the body and brush a medium thin layer all over .... let it dry for i think 12 hours.... Than cut out your design in the liquid mask but be careful not to scratch the body..... Then you should have a cool body
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no i do'nt want to cut it. i'm just drizzeling it over the lexan and not covering it all, painting it, then peeling and painting the rest
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update...i drizzled rubber cement on the body, painted it black, and i'm starting to peel the rubber cement. its kind of a chore but it's looking real nice so far. i'll keep you updated
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results are in...but i am out of town for another week so i don't have a way to put pix on my comp from my camera so pix will have to wait....but heres the verdict...

for this splash effect rubber cement works great. i couldn't be happier with the way this body came out, especially since it's my first body i've painted. i'll get back with pix next weekend.
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hey mjs3350 do u play laccrosse? do you have any sticks for sale. pm me if you do.
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hi, the splashes is so easy. Just put the silver colur on one of your fingers, and throw the silver away. no masking needs. let the splashes dry a couple of hours and after that just shading with black.

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forgot a thing, this will only work if you paint inside the bodie..
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doesn't everyone paint the inside? that is a good methed, but i rattle can paint only. and this way if i didn't like a particular way the rubber cement went on, i could just let it dry and rub it off and try again. the rubber cement isn't a big inconvenience, just use a clean washcloth to rub it off and not just your bare fingers tips...they get raw and it takes a lot longer. the body looks great i wish i could post my pix right now.
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A tip, go and buy parma faspearl silver (airbrush paint) and splash it with your fingers. It can be hard with ratlecan
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A tip, go and buy parma faspearl silver (airbrush paint) and splash it with your fingers. It can be hard with ratlecan
Sounds like splashing with your fingers would create a spattering more than drips. I'm sure you're trying to be helpful, but I don't think you actually read through what he was trying to acheive and how his method may actually be easier, cleaner, and more effective. Especially considering he developed this method from a previous experiment with hot glue.
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yea i think each method wouild work great, but give slightly different results...i suppose you could get a small syringe and drizzle liquid paint on for the same effect as masking. the body is done and looks great, sing the rubber cement masking. i've got pix i just dont have the cord to put em on my comp yet. i'll put em on here next weekend
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heres it is. pretty good for a first paint job i think

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...0/P3050002.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...0/P3050005.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...0/P3070011.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...0/P3050007.jpg

let me know what you think
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