How to paint with V-Color

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    I think I’ve mentioned this in the past. But rubbing a vinyl toy with vinyl paint thinner or any paint removing chemical like acetone causes damage to the toy often leaving the surface covered in micro holes. Granted they probably aren’t overly noticeable, but they bug the shit out of me. I would recommend using an acrylic paint for rubs, and washing the paint away with just water. Then use a heat gun to set the the acrylic and clear coat it when dry. This technique will also allow you to put a rub down on top of an area already painted with vinyl paint because the water won’t rub away the vinyl paint.
     
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    This really helped me! Thank you, Joe!

    With this in mind, is it possible to paint details with acrylic paint on top of portions that are already painted with vinyl paint (Mad Ape, in my case) and then hit it with some Mad Ape clear coat? Will it affect the acrylic in any way, or just clear coat like normal?
     
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    Yes, I almost always use acrylic paint for brush details, it covers better and doesn't disturb the vinyl paint below. V-color and Mad Ape just don't cover well as brush paints, and when used sometimes pick up or remove the paint below. when I do use it, I find sometimes you need to do 2 or 3 layers just to get good coverage. I prefer thinner acrylics made for models and airbrushing like mr color or tamiya. I also use a lot of paint markers because I find they are more precise than a brush. Again, all you need to do is heat set and then clear coat after acrylic.
     
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    I just wanted to take a minute to thank a few people, specifically @JoeMan, @Rich, @3wing, @obsessedpanda, @eckotyper, @Paulkaiju, and @evom. I really appreciate everyone's advice and it's helped me tremendously. I was sick for a couple weeks and didn't get nearly as much done for DCon as I wanted but without everyone's input I might not have gotten anything done at all. Thanks everyone!

    Even things that I read previously that didn't apply at the time are massively important. Something @Rich said in passing saved my ass last night. I got my paint masks in and was using them and I switched from one color vinyl to another annnd the mask didn't fit...then I remembered Rich saying that you have to heat the vinyl when using masks. If I didn't hear him say that I probably would have panicked and gave up on those last few pieces. But instead I grabbed the heat gun and finished strong!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge y'all!!!
     
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    Thanks so much for this! I’m an artist and have been thinking about painting up some custom for myself... see how it goes. Following this thread :D
     
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    Speaking of painting vinyls; I stumbled upon this great video on Goto-San that was uploaded last month apparently.

     
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    Edit: My wife got me an airbrush for Christmas. I'm excited to try it out, and also pretty nervous about screwing up. I have to save up for a while to afford some decent Vinyl Paint and some blanks. I’m glad this thread is here as a resource.
     
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