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Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Broman62 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:58 pm

So all the posts on Molotow pens here have been on the chrome pens...my question is has anyone tried the colored ones...red, white, orange etc. (acrylic??) Molotow pens that are out there?? If so could we get some feedback on how good or bad they are and how does the coloring look on your projects?? Are they as good as the chrome ones?? Any info is appreciated...thanks!!!
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Broman62 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:45 pm

BEWARE!!!

So I ended up purchasing a handful of these different colored Molotow acrylic paint pens and I was impressed with the colors so I used them to paint the driver figure for one of my 1/24 cars and proceeded to use them on one of my Showdown cars!! The 1/24 Car was ready to be dipped in Future and away it went...BUT...as soon as it started soaking, the freakin paint from the Molotow paint pen began to run all over the place...I was freaking out, so I pulled the car out of the Future to let it dry...trying to sop up all the running paint I could from interior plate!! Got as much as I could but still mucked up the interior plate!! Then I thought what the *#%@* am I gonna do now with my Showdown car that was covered with this Molotow paint and ready for a Future dip...luckily I had Duplicolor Clear Coat Finish to spray over this car and it didn’t affect the Molotow paint at all!! Thank goodness!! Was even thinking about dipping the car in Future after a couple layers of the DCCF but wasn’t gonna press my luck but will try it eventually to see how it comes out!! Maybe it was said before not to mix acrylic paint and Future together but this was a first for me!!

I still ended up using the Molotow paint pens to paint the driver figures for both my Showdown cars but used the DCCF to cover them both and dipped my other Showdown Car in Future and then glued in interior...still wasn’t taking any chances!!

So BEWARE if you use those MAPP and Future together!!!
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby FC47 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks for posting that, I could feel the panic as I was reading it!!
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby 4424ever » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:47 pm

Ya I know what you mean FC47 it took me right back to when my nova melted before my very eyes, yup nothin but tears :o
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby RichD » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:45 am

It is a good idea to test a new combination of finish paint, clear coat, etc. before you use it on a project. As soon as you said acrylic I thought that you could have trouble. Using a solvent based clear first might have avoided the problem.
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Broman62 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:34 pm

Yes sir...it was and is a learning lesson!!!
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Halfj-7 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Good to know, I just picked up my first bottle of Future Pledge and was going to coat a few new builds tonight. Used the Molotow chrome and black pens to do the windshield and bumper trims.
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Ky.Slot Racer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:02 pm

beware using any previous clear protectants on the Molotow chrome. You will lose most of the luster/reflection/chrome whatever you want to call it. It will look basically like a shiny silver. The only known clear that has preserved the actual look the pen puts out are these 2 clears. And only after the chrome has dried at least 2 weeks. (this is airbrushed) both chrome and clear... not sure about straight out of the pen.
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby GRUNZ » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:27 pm

hi
I have read that also the Alclad Klear Kote Gloss is very good and does not ruin the luster of the chrome.
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Re: Colored Molotow Pens?? BEWARE!!!

Postby Broman62 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Did a small test yesterday on my T/A drivers head...went ahead and painted it with the Molotow chrome and acrylic paint pens and let them dry and then sprayed it with the Duplicolor Clear coat and gave it about an hour to dry and then dipped it into my Future bath and no running of the acrylic paint...pretty happy about that!!
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