My first tries with transparent epoxy were acceptable but one thing I don't do well is covering the entire surface. I left some spots without glue that later makes small bald spots.
If I could put color to epoxy I think that would be easier to cover the surface plus there would be less lightly covered areas as the glue itself would darken the head surface. Any idea on what to use? Ill try a bit of solvent based paint and see what it can do.
I've heard there are also epoxy paint, I'll try too if I can find one.
Post by Ray (Flock Man) on May 6, 2011 0:15:46 GMT -5
Solvent paints or inks can work, but they need to be used in very small amounts. The glue up is a practice thing. A few good Day Light bulbs also help. If need be a small amount of purple PVC pipe primer/cleaner could help tint the glue enough to see any miss spots.
Post by Ray (Flock Man) on May 8, 2011 9:13:24 GMT -5
Also know that if the epoxy is too thin it can tend to separate or dimple kind of like water on a car paint job after it's waxed. Vinyl heads tend to be greasy so a good prep/primer cuts that waxy/greasy layer so the epoxy can grab it.
I've never tinted epoxy, but I have painted he heads and then applied epoxy over it. I did this for a head that was to be flocked with pure white. I didn't like seeing the pinkish tone of the scalp. I have them pictured in Rob1 projects.
I Also have had the dimples in the glue. I just make sure to hit them again before flocking.
The paint I used was called Model Master Acryl. It's water wash-up and non toxic. It's made by The Testor Corp. I use this to paint eye brows, lips and scar on my Joe heads. What I like about it is that once applied and it's still wet you can wipe it off if you want to re-do it. Once dry it doesn't come off and isn't tacky. I've used this paint for Mego heads as well. So it works well. Rob