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Model Factory Hiro white metal parts: How do you prepare them for painting?


xerox3
04-14-2014, 09:25 PM
So far Ive seen techniques from wire brush to magnetic tumbler.What do you use? Also some suspension parts are slightly bent.How much bending can these parts take? Thanks for any help.

bradfordian
04-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Just be careful not to bend or twist metal parts at joints otherwise the metal parts can be bent slightly but not overly.I think peoole use tumbler mainly to polish the metal parts.

your best to use fine sand paper or wire wool to try and scuff the surface slightly for primer to adhere to.I have yet to use etch or metal primer but there is also this specialised primer for the parts.but yiu will find the more you handle parts after painting the paint will kinda rub off especialy on sharp edges do handle them minimum amount of time after painting.
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