Painting a mod?

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  1. Artdragon

    Artdragon Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I hope this is in the right section. I was just wondering if anyone here paints their mods? We want to do one for our daughter and I'm just wondering what kind of paint I should use that won't peel. It'll be a detailed image, not just one or a few colors. I think acrylic (which is what i primarily use in my art) would peel off unless sealed. Any ideas on what kind of paint and maybe the kind of sealer i could use? Thanks

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    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I'll move this to the section that talks about this type of topic, Good luck:wave:
     
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    Artdragon Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Thank you ^_^

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    You could use automotive paint, hardener, and clear coat.
    Not saying you HAVE to but you've definitely get an awesome finish out of it.
    Then never time you wax your car, you can include the mod. lol
    But seriously, if I were to paint one I'd certainly go that route.
    My cost a few $ more but why not get the best.
     
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    Sharpie, oil paint pens, many colors and tip sizes.
     
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    Artdragon Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I really like that idea. I'm better with pens/pencils/markers as opposed to paint. I would just need to choose a clear coat.

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    Good idea :) i like the sharpie idea. Maybe I'll combine these

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    Oil Sharpie dries to a high gloss, very durable product.
     
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    I've tried automotive paints on my mech but it doesn't last long at all. I'm talking a week max. Primed, painted, and cleared the shaft held up but the edges get worn off. I do carry my mods in my pocket though.

    There is a paint that costs quite a bit called duracoat they use on guns which I haven't tried but looks like a cheap cerakote.

    Alcohol ink is another option for your artistic side. Google 'alcohol ink mod' for an idea.
     
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    Thanks! I'm very artsy craftsy and it's actually my home based business. I've heard of alcohol inks being used a lot in the "industry" especially for high quality art projects. I have access to them on a wholesale level. Unfortunately, I have a min order amount. But I'll take a look at that ss an option.

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    Fingernail polish - saw a demo on VU live a few weeks back. Pretty slick
     
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    And several coats of whatever clear coat you use -- mods take a lot of abuse, even from our jewelry -- wedding rings are bad culprits.

    Andria
     
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    I forget what it is called but I'm sure you could find it with a quick Google search but there is a type of spray paint out there that is used for firearms and gun barrels. I imagine that would work quite well it is what I am planning on using when I get around to painting my rig v3
     
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    I painted my Innokins with nail polish. It does great! The hubby has a thing about wearing the coatings off his mods, so I paint his with nail polish, too. He ain't worn that off yet.
     
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    Cerakote if the mod has tight tolerances to operate, powder coat otherwise. Powder coating is very durable and if prepped and blasted properly will last for a very, very long time (everything else will fail in the mod before the finish). If you are decent with an airbrush you could have it hydro dipped and then finish it with a ceramic clear coat. Most of the ones I have worked with are air cure and the design possibilities of hydro dipping are far and wide.
     
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    Were any part of the mods resin? I have a resin door that I want to clear coat or put nail polish clear on it. Its a resin door thats naturally dull, I just want to give it a shine...
     
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    Just plain ol fugly paint on aluminum. I know that, because the hubby wore the paint off all his aluminum mods. Callouses will do that.

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    Success!! Shellac base & clear coat, 2 min each under light. Shines nice!!!! Will see how long it lasts only did one coat, i usually get 3 on my nails either way I can redo anytime.
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    Looks great, well done.
     
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    That turned out good, congrats!
    I've been thinking about disassembling my SX Mini G Class and painting it. It's ridiculous that my most expensive mod looks worse after 6 months than my cheaper mods look after 1-2 years...

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