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Repainting accessories question
« on: September 09, 2017, 12:01:49 PM »
Hi there again, :)

I'm in the process of repainting some of reboot Cleo's accessories to a more gold color.  I bought some metallic gold paint, and it looks OK but I'm not satisfied. 

I have some gold plated (I think?) bracelets on another Cleo and that is the look I want.  Is there anything out there that I can use to achieve this?
Thanx and I hope I made some sense.  I have a hard time expressing myself sometimes.
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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 12:13:47 PM »
Sometimes putting a gloss varnish (a plastic friendly kind) over a gold paint will help bring out the sparkle and give the metal look you want. But it might be that your paint that's the issue. I like the Games Workshop/ Warhammer metallics, they seems to come out really well (and are available all over the world)

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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
But it might be that your paint that's the issue.

I agree with this.  I've used FolkArt metallic paints in the past, but they're only kinda-sorta shimmery.  Not at all a true metallic finish.  You might want to try a few different brands of paint and see if you can find one that's more what you're looking for.

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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 04:29:44 PM »
If you have an airbrush, spazstix mirror chrome gives you a shiny mirror like metallic finish but it definitely takes some practice.  They also have tinted clear coats to put over the mirror chrome to tint it colors.
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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 04:48:40 AM »
You mean the shiny metallic look that the DotD dolls had on some of their accessories?*
https://mh-merch.com/dolls/series/dawn-of-the-dance/

You'd probably need a spray paint for that effect, such as rust-oleum, but make sure it's one that is also suitable for plastics. I was googling images of gold spray paint & found this blog post with 4 different types & the effect they gave; https://www.chrislovesjulia.com/2013/02/answering-which-gold-spray-paint-is-best.html

Or maybe a metallic nail polish that has a chrome/mirror finish? I not really familiar with the types you'd need for that effect, though, 'cause I'm not into makeup/cosmetics.

* The dolls in that line had hard plastic shoes, not flexible/pliable. The glossy metallic effect I assume you want might not work on softer plastics, like they use for belts or knee-high boots or sandals.

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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 07:09:51 AM »
Thank you all for your advice! :)

I got some Rustoleum spray paint for plastics last night in a gold color, so I'll test it first on something else before putting on Cleo's accessories.

Thank you again for your help!  Ghoulfriends like you are what makes this place rock!  :)
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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 01:31:21 PM »
Now you guys made me wonder how a whole doll with that "mirror" effect would look :o

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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:41 PM »
Here's reboot sig Cleo rebodied, with her gold painted shoes and accessories.  I didn't care for the face or body of the original doll, so I used a DOTD Cleo and painted some gold streaks in her hair.  I love her this way!
Cleo in gold by Lynda V.E., on Flickr
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 05:15:34 AM by Wuvmykitties »
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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 12:17:30 AM »
She turned out lovely, Wuvmykitties, or can I call you Lynda?
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Re: Repainting accessories question
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 05:13:29 AM »
You can call me Lynda, or anything else as long as you don't call me too late for supper. LOL
And thanx for the compliment!  I think I will try repainting some other stuff now.
love & prayers, Lynda :)
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