How to paint with V-Color

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    I think I’ve mentioned this in the past. But rubbing a vinyl toy with vinyl paint thinner or any paint removing chemical like acetone causes damage to the toy often leaving the surface covered in micro holes. Granted they probably aren’t overly noticeable, but they bug the shit out of me. I would recommend using an acrylic paint for rubs, and washing the paint away with just water. Then use a heat gun to set the the acrylic and clear coat it when dry. This technique will also allow you to put a rub down on top of an area already painted with vinyl paint because the water won’t rub away the vinyl paint.
     
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    This really helped me! Thank you, Joe!

    With this in mind, is it possible to paint details with acrylic paint on top of portions that are already painted with vinyl paint (Mad Ape, in my case) and then hit it with some Mad Ape clear coat? Will it affect the acrylic in any way, or just clear coat like normal?
     
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    Yes, I almost always use acrylic paint for brush details, it covers better and doesn't disturb the vinyl paint below. V-color and Mad Ape just don't cover well as brush paints, and when used sometimes pick up or remove the paint below. when I do use it, I find sometimes you need to do 2 or 3 layers just to get good coverage. I prefer thinner acrylics made for models and airbrushing like mr color or tamiya. I also use a lot of paint markers because I find they are more precise than a brush. Again, all you need to do is heat set and then clear coat after acrylic.
     
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