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18 Oct 2008 - 12:376973
what paint to use on rubber?
ok i used acrylic white paint to make my fake converse look more like converse's, so painted the white rubber bits and tried them out round town yesterday. however the paint did slowly flake off!! so help expo is very soon what can i use that is white and will stay put?

jo


18 Oct 2008 - 17:246978
only thing that really works is a roofing primer called isoflex special primer. it's kinda expensive tho...

paint the acrylic colour on first, then paint the isoflex over it like a varnish layer.


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19 Oct 2008 - 10:426986
you can try getting some latex and mixing acrylic into it. Latex will make the paint more flexible, and so it won't flake in the same way. You can coat all the rubber bits like this to make sure it seals. Then slowly paint on more layers with less and less latex in the mix and you should get a good coverage.

The other option is warhammer paint. This stuff eats into whatever it's painted on, so it won't flake off.

-Tab


19 Oct 2008 - 12:326991
lol well i will try the cheaper option 1st and leave the eatting paint to my last option

thanks

jo


20 Oct 2008 - 13:357053
warhammer paint won't really eat your shoes! it just wont come off them ever again! (but does give a good finish)

as for latex, i tend to use copydex glue which is latex based and acrylic mixed togther, which is nice and cheap!


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20 Oct 2008 - 20:557080
lol thanks for that i am off shopping tommorrow to find some of the above. we shall see which is easiest to find, the small towns round where i live are very limited so i might have to resort to driving an hour on the motorway to bristol!

jo


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