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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:27 AM

Ok, well, i've looked around here before and seen a bunch of painting stuff. And the other day i happened across a Darth Vader helmet, and i decided "Hey, I can use this for paintball!" But, the thing is, it needs a new paintjob, and the only thing i've ever painted was a pinewood derby car... So, when it comes to plastic like this, how exactly should i go about painting it? Oh, also, i was thinking of just making it black again, but if anyone thinks of some sweet idea, i might do something else. Thanks in advance for any help! Here's some pics...
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My budget right now only allows for some cans of spray paint, because this is kind of a spur-of-the-moment type thing, but if something really cool comes up, i might be able to sink some more cash into it.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:39 AM

well since its flexible the paint will more than likely chip right off.....

...if you want to make it black again, ide suggest just getting some FLITZ polish and polishing it up...

...if you want to paint it, ide use paint designed for plastics such as Krylon plastic paint or some hobby model paint....
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:53 AM

I suggest a fine grit sandpaper to scuff the surface and then use the paint Cesar suggested. Rustoleum also makes a "for plastics" paint, but I have never used it, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:47 AM

View PostCesar, on Apr 6 2009, 11:39 AM, said:

well since its flexible the paint will more than likely chip right off.....

...if you want to make it black again, ide suggest just getting some FLITZ polish and polishing it up...

...if you want to paint it, ide use paint designed for plastics such as Krylon plastic paint or some hobby model paint....

Vader's helmet isn't what I'd call flexible. It's fairly rigid and similar in thickness to a paint pod. I don't know how well it would handle paintball hits though, it's part of a kids costume.

After you rough up the surface be sure to CLEAN IT. Kylon for plastics should be fine. You could buy model paints, in small spray cans, too.
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:56 PM

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:38 PM

ok, awesome! Fine grit sandpaper for roughness, clean, krylon/rustoleum/etc. thanks guys. And it is wuite rigid, only bends slightly. And it can take some paintball hits, i know, i shot it a few times. I''ll probably pull together some more pieces come Halloween time. Costume paintballing for the win.
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