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    sof 62 is offline buyer of all cool stuff..
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    Question Which paint to use???

    Hi. I am in a dilemma...
    My Marmit stormtrooper tool a shelf dive.
    The only apparent damage was to the paint on his helmet
    around the nose area.

    My question is, what type of white paint can I use to touch him up?
    Acrylic? Enamel? Is there a brand that is preferred for soft plastic
    like that on the Marmit stormtrooper?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    SoF Joe
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    Use acrylic paint. The cheap 85 cent kind from Walmart will do fine. It stays flexible and won't peal off unless you bend it a lot.

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    Lightbulb Thanks!

    motor81:

    does it matter if I use hobby paint from the plastic model section
    -or-
    paint from the hardware section?

    Thanks again,
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    You just need a small bottle of acrylic paint from a hobby store. Maybe Michael's or something like that would carry it. No need for a big ol' can from the hardware section-- that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sof 62 View Post
    motor81:

    does it matter if I use hobby paint from the plastic model section
    -or-
    paint from the hardware section?

    Thanks again,
    SoF
    Do not use enamel paint. The solvents in the enamel will react with the soft vinyl and will stay sticky forever.

    Like was said above - go to an arts and crafts store and buy acrylic paint
    got privilege?

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for all of the responses!
    I am off to Michael's this evening to get a bottle of the
    ACRYLIC paint.

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