Friday, November 2, 2012

Tutorial: How to Repair Scratched Clear Parts



Intro: 

A lot of Gundam kits come with clear parts, and if you happen to scratch one they can look terrible.  Fortunately there is a quick and easy way to repair them! In this tutorial I'm going to show you how.



Tools: 

Sandpaper 600-800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 grit  
Water
Pledge Floor Care
Tweezers 
Brush


When I snipped this piece from the runner I scratched up the edge.


 To repair this damage we need to sand down the scratches. Start with a 600-800 grit sand paper and lightly sand the scratched area. 


Move up to a higher grade sand paper. Use your 1000 grit paper and lightly sand the part again.


 Continue lightly sanding with 1500 grit.


Finish sanding with 2000 grit.


Rinse the part in water to remove and dust leftover from sanding


After a quick bath the part looks pretty good, but you can further minimize the scratches with a quick coat of future floor.


Buy a bottle of this stuff. It has a lot of uses.


You can paint the future floor on. Or using a pair of tweezers give the entire part a quick dunk. 


Allow the part rest on a paper towel for a few hours. The towel will wick away an excess future floor. 


If you followed these step correctly then your part should look as good as new! 

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