Vince Leon (vleon@email.arizona.edu)
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:48:07 -0700


When a kit is made the molds are sprayed with a kind of greasy lubricant to
act as a releasing agent. This greasy lubricant stays on the kit when you
buy it and can prevent the paint from sticking to the model kit. To take
care of this, wash the kit in warm water with dish washing soap.

To experiment rub your fingers on a kit as soon as you take it out of the
package, then rub your fingers over the kit after you wash it. You can
feel the difference.

Then spray primer on the kit (or as someone just suggested use a lite
sandpaper) to help the paint stick better to the kit.

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Vince Leon
vleon@u.arizona.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Dom Tetreault [SMTP:keiichido@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 9:01 AM
To: gundam@aeug.org
Subject: Re: [gundam] Brushpainting

What effect does washing the runners before you paint have? I remember
someone mentioning that but I haven't had a kit since to try it out on. =)

- dom

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