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Paint and Finish Guide

 

 

The original Robot Torso had a textured finish but many builders choose a smooth finish because that's how they remember it.

Textured Finish                     Smooth Finish   

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The following color schemes are suggested colors only. They have been used by some members successfully but by no means suggest that these are the only "correct" colors to use. Paint chip colors are hard to duplicate on the computer so there are no sample colors furnished. Check in the Photo Gallery of other members robots and email them to find out what color they used if you see one you like.

Brain
Duplicolor Cast Coat Engine Enamel  CT302 
Duplicolor  Gunmetal  T177 

Radar
MarHyde Silver Metalic  8109 GM SILVER MET 14
1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

Torso
MarHyde Silver Metalic  8109 GM SILVER MET 14
1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

Torso Texture
Plasti-Kote Fleck Stone Faux Granite Base Coat
#11439 Alabaster

Chest Area
Duplicolor Cast Coat Engine Enamel  CT302 
Duplicolor  Gunmetal  T177 

Neon Backplate
Duplicolor Cast Coat Engine Enamel  CT302 
Duplicolor  Gunmetal  T177 

Small Chest Lens
Pick whatever colors you like best. These changed frequently from episode to episode so there is no correct color.

Wrists
Duplicolor Cast Coat Engine Enamel  CT302 
Duplicolor  Gunmetal  T177 

Claws
Duplicolor Red T176 MC

Donut
MarHyde Silver Metalic  8109 GM SILVER MET 14
 1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

Waistplate
MarHyde Silver Metalic 8109 GM SILVER MET 14
1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

Legs
Duplicolor Vinyl & Fabric Spray  VS11 Charcoal Gray
Note: Do not use primer on foam insulation legs before painting. This can cause cracking in the future. 
Plastic Dip Spray (black only) can be used on foam insulation type legs. 

Knee Plates
MarHyde Silver Metalic 8109GM SILVER MET 14
1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

Knees
Duplicolor Vinyl & Fabric Spray  VS11 Charcoal Gray

Treadsections
MarHyde Silver Metalic 8109 
GM SILVER MET 14
1978 Alfa Romero Silver Metalic  code AR751
Dupont Formula number- 45948L 

 

 

Tips for painting resin parts

Steps
1. Wash all resin pieces with soap and warm water.
2. Repeat.
3. Rinse thoroughly.
4. Remove all flash.
5. Wet-sand seams and tits with 320 grit paper.
6. Fill any air holes with modelers putty or Bondo.
7. Dry thoroughly.
8. Repeat if necessary.
9. Apply a light coat of filler primer.
10. Wet-sand with 400 grit paper.
11. Apply another light coat of filler primer.
12. Wet-sand with 600 grit paper.
13. Apply another light coat of primer.
14. Wet-sand with 800 grit paper.
15. Apply paint.

Note:   Always use a tack cloth to remove dust and junk from the surfaces before you paint!   Avoid blowing dust and junk away with compressed air.  Air from a compressor often has oil or water in it, that's the last thing you want on your "clean" surface.

Things You'll Need
* Liquid dish soap.
* Warm water.
* Dupli-Color or Plastikote sandable filler primer.
* Tools for removing flash.
* 320 grit sandpaper.
* Filler putty or Bondo.
* 400 grit sandpaper.
* 600 grit sandpaper.
* 800 grit sandpaper.
* Paint.


               
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