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Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Mauvais » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:41 pm

I've been working on my Padawan Obi-Wan build for the last six months and had it completed and ready for submission, but during the last guest troop I attended (Michigan Comic Con) I really messed up my boots. They were painted with one layer of acrylic paint mixed with a latex medium and I thought they'd be good to go, but the paint cracked and peeled away as I walked throughout the con. Total bummer! I have no idea how to fix this. I thought the boots looked very nice, but now I'm stuck. The boots are faux leather boots with added straps cut from upholstery leather. (My build thread is in the RL Forums under "TPM Obi-Wan WIP")

I am currently living in the UK and nobody from the Elstree Base has replied to my emails, private messages or forum posts about guest trooping and helping as non-costume support. Any suggestions are welcome, at this point I am extremely burnt out and frustrated at waiting three months for a PM response about getting involved. Is this common? Should I stick to trooping in the US?

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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Terrell78 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:52 pm

No idea how it will work on faux leather and I've heard some leather products will melt faux leather, but for real leather Fiebing's Leather Dye is hard to beat, but it smells terrible until it dries.

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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Mana » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:35 am

If you haven’t figured it out yet I used angelus brand leather paint on all my leather and faux leather/pleather (sometimes even just fabric) goods. It doesn’t crack or come off and flexes with the boot :]
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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Ripcode » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:07 am

Hi Bea!

When will you be back to the US?
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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Mauvais » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:34 am

Terrell78 wrote:No idea how it will work on faux leather and I've heard some leather products will melt faux leather, but for real leather Fiebing's Leather Dye is hard to beat, but it smells terrible until it dries.


Thank you for this suggestion, I'm definitely going to look for this stuff!

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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Mauvais » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:34 am

Mana wrote:If you haven’t figured it out yet I used angelus brand leather paint on all my leather and faux leather/pleather (sometimes even just fabric) goods. It doesn’t crack or come off and flexes with the boot :]


Hey, thank you so much for the suggestion, I've never even heard of that brand. I'm going to do some shopping around and see if I can't find some here!

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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Mauvais » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:35 am

Ripcode wrote:Hi Bea!

When will you be back to the US?


I'll be back in March! Also going to Celebration Saturday only. Not sure if I'll have anything finished to wear by that time but Liz's Ahsoka is looking bomb. :thumbs:

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Re: Cracking Paint Job + Left on Read

Postby Ripcode » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:02 am

Mauvais wrote:
Ripcode wrote:Hi Bea!

When will you be back to the US?


I'll be back in March! Also going to Celebration Saturday only. Not sure if I'll have anything finished to wear by that time but Liz's Ahsoka is looking bomb. :thumbs:


Awesome! Looking forward to your return and you trooping with us again! :D
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