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(Topic ID: 11566)

How to paint your Gofers

By mandelbloom

8 years ago

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  • Latest reply 8 years ago by RawleyD
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#1 8 years ago

Has anyone painted Bud & Buzz..mine are in decent shape but Buzz in particular is getting a tiny mustache. Wondering what type of paint to use and color if known?

#2 8 years ago

I know people have done it, I would like to know if anyone has an instructional on this, may paint mine as well. Great thread topic!

#3 8 years ago

Yea still hoping for a reply..but I am guessing an acrylic pant from a craft store..maybe grab a couple shades of tan and mix and match until we get it right? I would think the gofers are pretty easy to remove?

#4 8 years ago

They are easy to remove, just take each assembly out from underneath the playfield. I recommend leaving the gofers attached to the latch (the black tube part they are attached to). On mine, Bud was brittle and broke in half, I just ended up buying new ones.

#5 8 years ago

After you color match and paint, make sure to put a clearcoat (or similar) on them to extend the paint life a little longer.

#6 8 years ago

What's wrong with mustaches?

#7 8 years ago

So FYI painted my Gofers here is what I used and how they turned out. I got the paint at Michaels Yellow Ochre color was very close but not exact. If you paint their entire cheek you can't really tell. I also used red and white paint pens to do their nose and teeth and then sprayed them with a glossy clear coat. Turned out pretty good.

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#8 8 years ago

Looks great!

#9 8 years ago

Good job! Let us know how they hold up.

#10 8 years ago

I will keep you updated...for now only Bud is functional as one of my gofer assemblies broke Pretty sure I just need to replace the sping and for good measure coil sleeve as the gofer won't stay up. Parts ordered!

#11 8 years ago

Well, I guess the paint will last longer if he keeps his cover.

#12 8 years ago

I think they look good. nicely done sir!

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