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How can you tell if you've cleaned FW resin enough?

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OP I’m going to PM you my email chain with them, I wonder how similar it is. Or I can just post it here, I’m still at work on my phone.

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OP I’m going to PM you my email chain with them, I wonder how similar it is. Or I can just post it here, I’m still at work on my phone.


PM is fine. Probably for the best.

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First of all, I'm sorry this happened to you, CMDR_Welles. I know it sucks!

 

Secondly, I have been painting FW models almost exclusively for the last three years (I can count the number of plastic models I've done in that time on the fingers of one hand), and I've only encountered bad cases like the one you're describing a couple of times. I don't have a magic recipe, but I do have some tips that could help: 

 

1. Warm water and dishwasher detergent, forget using IPA to clean resin. Let it soak for at least 24h, then scrub. 

 

2. Spray it with rattlecan matt varnish, like the anti-shine from Army Builder. 

 

3. If you have an airbrush, prime it with Ak Interactive's primer with microfiller, or with Alclad II's equivalent. These are an order of magnitude tougher and more adherent than any other hobby primer. Make sure to wear a respirator and use a booth, though! Allow the primer to cure for 24h before painting your next coat, and do another coat of matt varnish after doing that. 

 

I hope this helps!

 

 


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First of all, I'm sorry this happened to you, CMDR_Welles. I know it sucks!
 
Secondly, I have been painting FW models almost exclusively for the last three years (I can count the number of plastic models I've done in that time on the fingers of one hand), and I've only encountered bad cases like the one you're describing a couple of times. I don't have a magic recipe, but I do have some tips that could help: 
 
1. Warm water and dishwasher detergent, forget using IPA to clean resin. Let it soak for at least 24h, then scrub. 
 
2. Spray it with rattlecan matt varnish, like the anti-shine from Army Builder. 
 
3. If you have an airbrush, prime it with Ak Interactive's primer with microfiller, or with Alclad II's equivalent. These are an order of magnitude tougher and more adherent than any other hobby primer. Make sure to wear a respirator and use a booth, though! Allow the primer to cure for 24h before painting your next coat, and do another coat of matt varnish after doing that. 
 
I hope this helps!


Thanks. I would have been more shocked if I got pieces that were perfectly without flaws. My luck is horrendous... If there is a chance of failure or anything that deals with randomness, I'm going to fail. It's really the only thing I can count on.

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