Nevertheless, it is not unrecoverable as there are polishing compounds which can be used to clear of those unsightly nip marks. Only problem is, polishing compound is expensive and takes a lot of time. SO, is there a cheaper alternative?
Fortunately, there is. As I’ve shown with my MG Strike Rouge Clear Color Version; toothpaste, cotton bud, polyester cloth and high-grade wet sanding will remove the nip mark. Only setback is that it consumes a lot of time and consistency is tough to reproduce without concentration.
Thus, here’s another faster more economical method to remove those unsightly nip marks from your clear color kits. This works especially well HG kits which have relatively smaller parts and nip marks in more obvious areas.
No, there are two reasons why I choose the GN Shield Bits as the demo part:
1. These GN Shield Bits have the most number of nip marks and they are also the most unsightly nip marks because the gates are rather thick
2. Well, I generally have 9 of it so, all the better if I screw up.
Be careful when choosing a marker, always go for a marker with these criteria:
1. Ink with low reflection rate (if not, the ink shines back light easily and gives away the nip mark)
2. Ink which s translucent (doing so will allow a certain amount of light to pass through looking more natural)
3. A thin tip (preferably 0.5mm and below)
For me, I use a Stabilo 0.3mm marker and it does the job just fine
I hope my little DIY tip has helped. Feedback and comments would be lovely.
So far, I;ve yet to try clear paint on nip marks but I’ll try it as soon as I can.