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TOPIC: First impressions
#57116
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Mold release agents are for resin, preventing it from sticking to the silicon molds. PVC does not need a release agent to prevent it to stick to the metal mold. In fact, PVC itself is sometimes used in the preparation of release agents! So, no need to wash your Game Tiles before painting.
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#57131
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Mold release agents are for resin, preventing it from sticking to the silicon molds. PVC does not need a release agent to prevent it to stick to the metal mold. In fact, PVC itself is sometimes used in the preparation of release agents! So, no need to wash your Game Tiles before painting.

@Biowizard: Thanks. That's good to know.
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#57146
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
biowizard wrote:
Mold release agents are for resin, preventing it from sticking to the silicon molds. PVC does not need a release agent to prevent it to stick to the metal mold. In fact, PVC itself is sometimes used in the preparation of release agents! So, no need to wash your Game Tiles before painting.


That is good to know. I had noticed that some of my tiles were shinier than others, and wondered if there was some kind of release agent on them. The paint sticks absurdly well, though, so I had mostly stopped worrying about it.
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#57163
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
The factory has told me there is NO release agent used...
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#57247
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Stefan wrote:
Please, if anybody uses paints or primer not tested by us do so on 1 piece only before painting or spraying ALL your pieces....TEST it first!

let it sit for a few days to make sure it does not get sticky...and then for everyone's benefit, please post the results good or bad.

We tested many brands, but i am sure there are many other brands out in the world and especially in other countries.....please TEST first...or use the brands we tested and approved...

Thanks!

can't wait to see how folks paint their tiles!

Stefan


Yeah i plan on testing on a couple of smaller pieces and letting them sit like you said. I'll post results for you once i get them painted.
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#57308
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I'm surprised to hear that the tiles don't need to be washed. There's a definite shine to them that went away when I washed the tile wish dish soap. A lot of other plastics require washing, so it's strange. But I have zero experience with the process, so I wouldn't know.

I've tested Armory Black Primer. It adheres really well and creates a very clean surface... but it does dry very slightly sticky. It's almost impossible to notice unless you know what you're looking for (my girlfriend didn't notice it until I pointed it out), but it's there. I will say that the unwashed tile is slightly more sticky than the washed tile (confirmed by another person who didn't know which was which). I don't know how the stickiness will affect the paint. That test is next.
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#57324
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
I can confirm that Delta Ceramcoat (surprisingly good quality cheap acrylic found in many art supply stores) dries perfectly smooth over the Armory Primer listed in my previous post. Additionally, it dries perfectly smooth applied directly to the Game Tiles without primer.

This is definitely the paint I'm going to use to paint my sets as it retails for about $1.40 for 2oz bottles. Now I just have to decide on a technique and color scheme.
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#57961
Re:First impressions 1 Year ago  
So i've tested out the CRAFT SMART Acrylic Paint for the cheapest ones $0.69 for the flat/satin ones. They work well without primer.
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