Custom painting a mask
Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:43 PM
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:28 PM
Here it is in a nutshell: Paint, regardless of brand/type, will flake off a mask (for the most part) - all the additives & clearcoats only delay the inevitable. Masks take a lot of abuse & are flexible, even the hard plastic ones, so any paint applied is likely to crack/peel/flake when the mask is flexed. I've painted my Profiler & the hard parts have held up well enough, the flexible parts not so much. It's okay but certainly not something I'd try to make money on... just too many issues down the road.
I don't see any reason to worry about inhaling toxins from a painted mask... unless you paint the mask while wearing it.
This post has been edited by ger: 12 October 2010 - 02:31 PM
You bought the brand, not my allegiance.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:36 PM
If your willing to pay for good paint I think duracoat is the way to go. But if your on a budget rattle can + a duraclear will work too. I know that allot of people use rattle can just for the reason that they can change the paint job whenever they want and it's cheap.
This post has been edited by GUNFU: 12 October 2010 - 08:38 PM