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Fixing my Scissorblades (Part 1)Fixing my Scissorblades (Part 1)Misc

D_A_RD_A_R4 kuukautta sitten
Hey there, fellow collectors,
I hope you're all staying safe & healthy.

Some of you might remember that I got a lifesize Scissorblade this month (Last article: BLOG #48223)

tl;dr: The blade didn't look as good as I hoped. The seller was very understanding and we decided on a partial refund, so I can fix it myself.

Beware; I have no idea what I'm doing, so if you're easily triggered by something like that, you might want to stop reading. :D

Lets start with some detailed pics of all the problems. Picture heavy so it's under the spoiler tag.

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It had some bubbles, excess paint & scratches.

I ordered a set with various kinds of sandpaper, but I ended up using P60 to rough it up and P180 for the finer stuff.

I decided to go with spray paint instead of a brush & regular acrylic paint, because I thought it would be easier to apply it evenly.

First step: testing the colors on some old wood I had.

https://i.ibb.co/GPgJpR8/Step-1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/MfDSbxt/Step-2.jpg

It doesn't show very well on the pics, but the lower half is a bit darker. I decided to go with this one first and use the brighter one for some accents later.

https://i.ibb.co/g3jJxhv/Step-3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/TLNgBC0/Step-4.jpg

After it dried it looked like this:

https://i.ibb.co/BNp2pjv/Step-5.jpg

Pretty good so far. I was really surprised that it worked so well. The only problem I had was the styrofoam I placed under the blade to raise it. Some of it is sticking to the blade, but that's what I'm going to fix tomorrow.


While I was at it and had some time to let it dry, I decided to try some hydro-dipping.

I've been planning to try this for a while and since I had the materials now I thought, why not give it a try. I think it turned out pretty nice for the first try.

https://i.ibb.co/6g3zjNc/hydro-dip-1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/yQWRvzW/hydro-dip-2.jpg

Cans used: Montana Black Fire Rose & Code Red

I'm actually thinking about doing this to the scissorblade as well with a few extra red tones to simulate the life fibers. Could look pretty cool, but I'm not sure about it yet.

I'll probably post Part 2 in the next few days.

If you made it this far; thank you for reading!

Stay safe.
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Archiwheel4 kuukautta sitten#94607864Well done IMO, there was a lot of flaws before and it looks better after!
Will you apply a varnish or leave it matte?


dtindcarea4 kuukautta sitten#94608030It looks good. It would make sense to apply a varnish so that the paint holds up, right? (same question as below) Also, I assume you just hand sanded it (no power tools)?

Thank you! I'm not really sure about this, but I don't think I need a varnish. The cans I used are some of the highest quality grafitti cans you can get (a lot of can in this sentence :D ) - once the paint is dry, it won't go anywhere.

Yes, I just hand sanded it.
4 kuukautta sitten
It looks good. It would make sense to apply a varnish so that the paint holds up, right? (same question as below) Also, I assume you just hand sanded it (no power tools)?
4 kuukautta sitten
Well done IMO, there was a lot of flaws before and it looks better after!
Will you apply a varnish or leave it matte?
4 kuukautta sitten
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