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    Building up muscles or how to remove Rub'n Buff

    I'm just about to finish my first sign - used acrylic and layed out text with Rub'n Buff - on the tube it says when dry, gently buff with a soft cloth - lol - if I gently buff I'd probably be buffing 'til St. Neverendsday. I had to use some real pressure to get it off, got hot fingers and don't need to go to the Gym anymore

    How are you removing it ? Anybody using buffing tools, or cutting masks ?

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    Andrea,

    Try wiping off the excess with a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol. I've found it better to apply R&B, wait a minute or two and then buff. The longer it stays on the more difficult it is to buff off.


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    "3 in 1" oil works like a charm in diluting/melting the rub n buff, after that i use 3 in 1 mixed with a little bit of alcohol to clean and never had a problem
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    Turpentine is whats used in the paste , use it to remove excess
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    whatever you try, Andrea, make sure you test it first... as you know, acrylic is rather touchy about what kind of chemicals you can use on it.
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    all of the above are good, best thing is not to put too much on in one go and start buffing before it has time to set hard.
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    It says right on the tube to thin with paint thinner, so that's the solvent - whether that affects your substrate is another discussion. Dan's right, test first on a scrap!

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    Andrea , rub n buff is expensive and a bit too liquid , try your local hobby/crafters shop or the hardware store and get pots of gilders paste , its harder , sticks better and a huge amt cheaper and comes in many more colours , there are around 15 shades of gold alone. Best way to apply it is with a toothbrush.
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    The solvent Rodney mentioned is the right one but instead of turpentine you can use paint thinner or mineral spirits.
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