Need help finding the right paint


#1

I want to spray paint the bezel of a TE the same color (and if not, extremely close) as the blue Sanwa Buttons/Ball tops. Is there a specific blue that anyone can recommend to me? I don’t want to buy more than I need and go through trial and error. Also, should I use primer?


#2

http://www.amazon.com/Spray-Lacquer-TS-57-Blue-Violet/dp/B0000WRZR4

I found this one that’s similar to the indigo/dark blue color. I think model paint might be a good bet for you but you’ll probably have to put a clear coat over it. That brand, Tamiya, seems to have good collection of colors.


#3

Thanks, but I was kind of hoping to get a blue similar to the standard Sanwa Blue. I want it to match my buttons, you see.

Edit: This color looks about right:

http://levelup-series.com/exclusive/IMG_5855.JPG


#4

There wasn’t another way that painting to replace the byzel (originally, red on TE) ?

Maybe we can find this in a shop, no ? like buttons, stick, etc…


#5

Just my two cents, but if you’re going to paint anything plastic that your hands touch, even just a little, I’d go with vinyl dye over paint. They sell vinyl dye at automotive stores, because people use it to paint their dashboards, seats, and other interior stuff.

I did one of my Xbox 360 controllers before OEM black ones were available: http://www.flickr.com/photos/donovanmyers/sets/72157606704996525/

You’ll get a smooth/even finish that won’t rub off.

Donovan


#6

^- As above. Plus then you can dye your buttons too.


#7

I still need the right color, guys. I found a Krylon paint called “Global Blue” that seemed to be the right color, but it wasn’t for plastic.


#8

I’d tell you to search for this one thread that was specifically about vinyl dye but the search function is messed up. there was a link to a website that sold a huge selection of different colors for vinyl dye.

maybe JDM can pull up a link, hes good with finding old posts and info.


#9

Is this the link?

Laugh.


#10

I don’t live in the UK. ;/


#11

Not sure, was that the link posted in the thread I described?


#12

There are more links.
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=180697


#13

Do you think this is close enough?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SHW-HVP102/?rtype=10


#14

That is HVP102.
Tuner Blue.

It is more to Sanwa Dark Blue than Sanwa Blue.

Here you see Lifeless and manman.
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=180697&p=6728175&viewfull=1#post6728175
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=213030

Say a Happ Blue.


#15

Well, damn. I’ve searched high and low and can’t find a blue close to the Sanwa standard blue.

If someone can suggest a color and point me in the right direction to buy it, please, do so.

http://levelup-series.com/exclusive/IMG_5855.JPG

This is the shade of blue I’m going for.


#16

Maybe you can donate and hope to win that TE.
Laugh.


#17

You’ve been a big help. Thanks.


#18

you can ask this guy what type of paint he used.

http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=175293&p=8231484&viewfull=1#post8231484


#19

I messaged him a couple of days ago and still haven’t received a reply. Would anyone know what paint he used?