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Old 11-17-2010, 05:34 PM   #14311
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If I have black glossy plastic, what is the best way to give it a more matte look? I know I can sand it, but that tends to look like crap.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:53 PM   #14312
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Sand and paint it with a matte black paint? I imagine you'd have to worry about chipping though.
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Bought BC2 for PC. So see you guys on battlefield.

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #14314
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I have BC2, stopped playing after I got all the assault guns though.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:52 PM   #14315
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Sand and paint it with a matte black paint? I imagine you'd have to worry about chipping though.
Paint never stays on plastic. I was just curious if there is a way to sand it evenly.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #14316
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Use a fine, fine grit. 1k, perhaps?
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:24 PM   #14317
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Use a fine, fine grit. 1k, perhaps?
Wouldn't it leave like lines though?

I've never really sanded plastic, so I'm not really sure what to expect.


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Old 11-17-2010, 07:28 PM   #14318
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I'd say try 2500 grit, then.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #14319
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They make special paint for plastics..
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:53 PM   #14320
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I'd say try 2500 grit, then.
I'll try it on a scrap when the plastic comes in.

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They make special paint for plastics..
It doesn't stick very well though, and it'll be highly visible wherever it scratches.

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