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#1 User is offline   Renquist 

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:57 AM

Wonder if anyone has painted a V Force grill. I have painted other masks in the past and they were a rather tough plastic for the most part. The paint looked fine but scratches off easily over time.

I think the grill might get some sanding and a combination of stencil and netting for the paint job. The dang this is charcoal (I figured charcoal as in deep dark grey when I ordered it....) and it almost glows in the woods. Time to change it up.

Let me know if you have any advice.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

Well i have an armour and i do have a history with spray paint, so i would say

1. Sand with a very fine sand paper untill rough.
2. tape off anything you dont want pink (just to put a color in your mind(also you may want to tape off the whole inside of the mask so you dont get that back draft spray inside)
3. take you paint put down your base coat and finish off in whatever patter you want (pink)
4. take a sealent or umm (not sure on the name of it) something like a finish or a matt poly thats non refelctive so it wont scratch and let sit for a day.

And kA BOOOM your done. but thats just my two cents of what we did to my friends mask.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:42 PM

As you know the Grill is super flexible, paint doesn't like to adhere to that rubber very well. I have a Profiler & have painted the flexible ears & they flake pretty easily if you bend them at all. If I had the Grill I don't think I'd paint it. You could try the "Hellspawn Mod" -- I did it to the front of my mask & it looks great.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

I agree, the flexibility is an issue for paint. You link didn't work though....
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:29 PM

My bad... fixed the link ;)
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:06 PM

Awesome. Read that ages ago but didn't recall the name. Time to look for some fabric....
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:46 PM

That Hellspawn mod would be awesome for most masks, but I have a Proto Switch FS (Might be ES), and it probably has more space taken up in holes than it does in plastic. The entire mask, from ear to jaw, is full of holes. That would be a whole lot of cutting to clean out all those holes. But, it is a fairly stiff mask. How long would you expect paint to last on a mask? I'm not trying to hijack your thread, by the way.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:24 PM

^ You gotta ask yourself do you need every hole to be cut open?

The Switches are a more rigid mask but in the long run the flexing it does do is still gonna cause the paint to crack. If you had one that was factory camo'd then the paint may adhere better. I think Warwitch observed that when painting a factory camo'd Flex8 it held up way better than a standard one. Same might apply to other masks.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:46 PM

I suppose you have a point. I just like the look of the mask, but I don't like the black. I guess I have to decide whether I want a flaky paintjob or a functional but ugly mask. Thanks for the help.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

That's a matter of opinion, the Hellspawn mod doesn't have to be ugly... & I think a flaky paintjob would look pretty ugly (my cousins Vantage did :P). I happen to think my Hellspawn mod looks/works pretty good:

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:04 AM

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Granted, I need to touch it up but the hard plastic holds paint very well. I prefer Krylon.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:44 PM

Ack, I hate Krylon. Did you paint the entire mask?
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:47 PM

Krylon = cheap awesomeness. It really does work very well on the plastic & metal pieces I've used it on so far. They have an outstanding variety of colors as well.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

View Postger, on May 19 2009, 07:47 PM, said:

Krylon = cheap awesomeness. It really does work very well on the plastic & metal pieces I've used it on so far. They have an outstanding variety of colors as well.

I agree. That's what I used on my X7, and it worked really well.
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