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Old 04-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Acetone Spray paint vs. a Dye I4 mask (now with pics!)

So, I recently had an i4 mask delivered (thanks Euangelion). I got it all taped up, ready to spray paint the $hit out of it in a tiger stripe pattern and then my dad pointed out that the rubber at the bottom of the mask (if you don't own or haven't seen i4's in person, the bottom portion covering your mouth is a malleable but rigid rubber) might just get eaten by the acetone in the spray paint I was about to use.

Type of camo spray paint: RustOleum.com

So what I'm wondering is will this kind of paint eat through it like its styrofoam in gasoline.

On a side note, is there any sort of unwritten rule about which way tiger stripe camo is supposed to go? It always seems to run horizontally, why not vertically? The only rational I can see behind the ladder is because it might make an illusion like a leaf-over-shadow-over-leaf combination (the green patches being leaves, the black areas being shadows, the other coloured areas are shades, twigs etc).


BUT my main question is about this pesky acetone problem.
Solutions?

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its supposed to go horizontally. The gimmick with tiger stripe is that it makes your eye kind of glide over the pattern without a vertical like "block" in your vision.

It probably as you mentioned works more with the leave-over-shadoe-over-leaf like you described but I think that concept is a little newer.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nevermind. I found a few threads about spray painting masks and I did a bit of research before finally taking the plunge last night. Let it be known that Rustolium Spray Paint won't warp, eat or melt the rubber in Dye I4 masks. Hurrah!

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll be posting it once its done, either in this thread or here: http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/d...aint-jobs.html
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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K, its done. It turned out not quite as I expected, but it looks alright. The problem I didn't think of is how little space there is on an i4 mask to paint it.

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That looks badass, and if it does get scratched off it won't really take anything away from it. Cool.
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more like if it gets scratched off, i'll just redo it for the next season. Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Clear-coat it and it wont scratch off. Do many light passes with the clear coat waiting 10-15min inbetween each pass.
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