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Topic: Painting/Sanding Shrinky Dinks  (Read 890 times)
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« on: December 12, 2011 07:13:56 PM »

Okay so I decided to spray paint my shrinky dinks, but I made the coat too thick so it created air bubbles. I sanded it down and tried to repaint it again. It now looks very scratchy and homemade. What kind of paint should i use to cover up the scratches from the sand paper? Someone suggested to me nail polish. But are there any other suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011 08:22:48 PM »

What you may need to do is sand it down with incrementally finer sandpaper  until you get a nicer finish then put thin layers of paint down until you get a smooth finish.

« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011 04:39:56 AM »

good thinking thank you
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012 03:03:49 PM »

I'm going to do the same thing- spraypaint the shrinky dinks. What kind of paint are you using? I want a metallic finish, but I'm not sure what to use. Also, what kind of varnish do you use?

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012 08:52:11 AM »

You may also get help from the links in this search for how to paint shrink plastic (Shrinky Dinks are one brand of shrink plastic sheets):

Since you used "spray" paint, you may also have gotten some petroleum-solvent only in the propellant of the spray which could react with the plastic causing acrylic paint not to stick well, and any oily paints aren't recommended for shrink plastics... and did you sand first? and use the right side?
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