Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

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Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

Post by exxecutor000 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:33 pm

Sorry if this have been asked before: for Gundam model kit by Bandai, does it really require washing with water & soap? Some modelers recommend that.
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Re: Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

Post by G-Slayer » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:32 pm

Washing Gunpla parts with soap & water is one way to prepare them for painting as opposed to priming and sanding. According to this video from Hobbylink Japan (skip ahead a little), washing the parts removes a special coating that eases the removal of runners from their molds but makes them harder to paint. And compared to priming and sanding--where you risk breathing chemicals or dust that can affect your health--soap and water is a much safer method.
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Re: Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

Post by exxecutor000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:49 pm

Thanks G-Slayer. Does it significantly affect panel lining and Gundam Paint Marker too?
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Re: Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

Post by G-Slayer » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:04 pm

I don't see how, unless you're scrubbing so hard it erases the panel lines. :mrgreen:
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Re: Washing gunpla's sprues with water & soap?

Post by exxecutor000 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:23 pm

hehe. thanks! :)
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