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Old 06-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Protection for bare metal surface

Hello,

I got a 1:500 diecast wing model from Lysia the other day. When I tried to install the display stand to the plane, it did not fit at all, I used a bit of brutal force, it was still stuck half way through. I gave up, and upon removing the stand, I found out that the paint inside the hole at the plane's belly was all scratched, and peeled up.

After using a tiny knife to tidy up the mess, the bare metal surface is what's left (with a bit of paint, the hole is too small). So should I do anything about the metal part, to keep it from rusting? If re-painting it is the way to go, which brand should I use? Thank you very much in advance.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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It's not likely that your model is made from steel or iron or some other prone-to-rusting metal... It's probably zinc and/or aluminum, and I'm sure you know that neither rusts... they corrode slowly and without a significant color change. If you are still concerned, a metal primer will do the trick.... Paint itself won't prevent the change.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for your reply, Team4R. I will leave it as that then.
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