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So, I got bored.

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Nikomas89, Jan 26, 2016.

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  1. Nikomas89

    Nikomas89 Full Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    The paint on my kanger subtank mini kit began to chip, and the white paint on the mod didn't match the paint on the tank... So I sanded it and painted it. Had a hell of a time with the clear coat. Not bad for a first try. It was originally white. Any suggestions for next time?

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  2. redrebel821

    redrebel821 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2015
    Houston area
    I like the silver better! I clear coat all of my colored tanks with clear nail polish to help prevent chips.
     
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  3. Nikomas89

    Nikomas89 Full Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Never considered nail polish. Will have to try that next time. Had a can of clear matte paint laying around from my hobby modeling, so it tried that. It was difficult to work with seeing how I kind of suck at spray painting lol.
     
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  4. redrebel821

    redrebel821 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2015
    Houston area
    LOL... I've had better luck with polish for the tiny items.
     
  5. darknecrotic

    darknecrotic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2014
    White Plains, NY
    Looks clean, nice work!
     
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  6. GusG

    GusG Full Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Looks really nice! Definitely use a clear coat (matte or regular) over your paint, because if you don't, the paint will end up in a disaster. A friend had a really hard time with painting his subbox because he didn't clear coat it and every time he painted it, the paint ended up getting dirty or falling of. He eventually used a clear matte finish over the paint and it looked really professional,
     
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