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Painting polystyrene models


(2000)

I'm trying to paint a plastic model car that is made of polystyrene, and have seen this done with a base - clear coat paint. my question is how do you stop the paint from wrinkling the plastic. I have talked to some paint suppliers but couldn't get an answer. If you have any ideas on what products to use please let me know.

Tim Humphrey
- Ontario,Canada


(2000)

en patisserie la plupart du temps j'utilise une couche dite protectrice avant d'aborder la peiture souvent ý l'aide d'un airbrush. if no use 2or3 coats of paint and let dry betwines acts. and never forget that polystyrene is dammage by some chimiccal paint I hope you understand

brahim_sifate
artisan - casablanca_morocco.


(2005)

Use a coat of gesso [linked by editor to product info at Amazon]...like what artists use to cover a canvas before they start to paint. The gesso is sandable and will seal the foam. This will prevent your paint from melting the polystyrene and crreating a bad finish.

Nicolas Haman
- Denver, Colorado, USA



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