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I know black ABS is not really our thing here, but I am currently working on a project and have a question for anyone who has worked with black ABS.

 

I am trimming a kit and have noticed that the ABS seems to have some sort of coating. The problem is that this coating is tearing away from the plastic in places. Especially when I score and snap. So when I score and snap I pretty much have to score both sides or this coating will tear. When the coating is removed the plastic looks gray and not black.

 

Is this normal?

 

Where the coating tore along a score and snap edge.

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Bending the plastic caused discolouration.

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You can see the coating sticking up in the air.

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I know black ABS is not really our thing here, but I am currently working on a project and have a question for anyone who has worked with black ABS.
 
I am trimming a kit and have noticed that the ABS seems to have some sort of coating. The problem is that this coating is tearing away from the plastic in places. Especially when I score and snap. So when I score and snap I pretty much have to score both sides or this coating will tear. When the coating is removed the plastic looks gray and not black.
 
Is this normal?
 
Where the coating tore along a score and snap edge.
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Bending the plastic caused discolouration.
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You can see the coating sticking up in the air.
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What, you think Frank and I wouldn’t be able to help you with this??? Well, you’re right. I have no clue. But I will say, there’s a guy on here named Kamikaze who more or less inspired me to get into this hobby. I talk to him still from time to time and he sent me a picture of two, jet black inferno trooper costumes he made for himself and his wife. Looks like black ABS to me and his stuff is killer (has a Centurion TK on here). Reach out to him and tell him Bud sent you and that he may have the answers you need.


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For the record I could have helped with this but since Matt already counted me out then I’m not gonna answer....

Jk, I’ve got no clue why that would happen. Where did you get the ABS from? I’m wondering if it’s just cheap ABS.


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4 hours ago, Bud Spaklur said:

Is this normal?

Baaaaaad plastic!!

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Or at least not suited for that particular project. 

Fingers crossed it’s not your deathtrooper kit:mellow:

 

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Baaaaaad plastic!!
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Or at least not suited for that particular project. 
Fingers crossed it’s not your deathtrooper kit:mellow:
 

Holy crap, that picture is what nightmares are made of....I need you to come to my house and stand outside my children’s bedrooms so that when they get out of bed too early in the morning, you can scare them back into their rooms....for a very long time!


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8 hours ago, Frank75139 said:

I’m wondering if it’s just cheap ABS.

I'm wondering the same thing.  I'll contact the vendor and see what they have to say for themselves. 

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1 hour ago, wook1138 said:

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Aah man...so sorry to hear that! I first thought you might be tweeking the Field pack...now I feel bad for the way I posted...they should send new plastic. 

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3 minutes ago, TheSwede said:

Aah man...so sorry to hear that! I first thought you might be tweeking the Field pack...now I feel bad for the way I posted...they should send new plastic. 

Oh, no worries, Daniel!  And you are right, unacceptable for a build.  I'm not even sure I can make ABS paste from this stuff - I guess I should try that tonight (I'm gonna need it on this build for some of the mods I want to do). 

 

I've sent a message to the vendor - I'll see how they decide to proceed. 

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Oh, no worries, Daniel!  And you are right, unacceptable for a build.  I'm not even sure I can make ABS paste from this stuff - I guess I should try that tonight (I'm gonna need it on this build for some of the mods I want to do). 
 
I've sent a message to the vendor - I'll see how they decide to proceed. 

Unacceptable. Hopefully they can expedite you any new plastic you require and are not annoying and ask you to send them back your faulty plastic.


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I have not personally seen this happen with black ABS I have used but I suppose it depends on how it is made. I do find when score and snappy the area snapped ends up grey/white, I found and automotive polish for black plastic and bumpers which helps to darken the light areas, not sure if it will help your issue but may be work a go. I also found with black ABS if you heat them first before cutting or bending the grey/white areas don't show as much.

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