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Old 26-12-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Help with Resin stun gun

I've just ordered a resin kit of the stun gun. Never built a resin kit before, so has anyone got any tips, tricks or websites they can share that I should check out?
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Old 27-12-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hi Bionicman! I'm sure there are much better builders who will chime in, but I think the most imporant thing to note for a new resin kit builder is that resin is much softer then styrene. Go very slowly on sanding compared to a plastic kit. Watch out for fine dust (I recommend a dust mask when sanding). A good primer coat is essential for paint to adhere to a resin kit...and make sure you wash it thoroughly first to remove mold-release chemicals. Good luck with your build! You can find a lot of reference info by searching this site.

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Old 27-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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Thanx, that advice alone will get me off on a sound footing...
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Old 28-12-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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I normally ALWAYS give my resin a good wash using warm water and dish detergent.
I scrub each part with a toothbrush and soap and then rinse and let dry well....overnight or a day or so.

Other steps are just sanding and priming. Just a light coat of primer will do.

As for the glue, I normally use Metalset A4 from smoothon or some other type of epoxy.

Hope you will post your build as you go.
Yes, this is an important point: some people will tell you to use super glue on resin, it's a bad idea: any shock might cause it to break the bond. J&B weld epoxy works well too.
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Old 30-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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Thanx for all the advice so far. Bit of a novice so wasn't going to post pics, but seeing as how everyone is so encouraging I think I will. The kit arrived yesterday, will get some shots of it as-is and post. Will look to get the paints, primer and glue before I start anything.
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