Now, i've seen that everyone seems to use a different paint finish on their traps, but i was wondering - does anyone know what the accurate finish should be?

Most people seem to agree that flat black is the proper finish, but then some say that this is TOO flat, and a semi-gloss is more preferable. I've been looking through the pack builds to see what they use, and the most accurate i saw discussed was:

Hammered paint underneath

then Automotive Primer

and a Satin/semi-gloss black topcoat

This gives the finish seen on some of the movie packs, and the primer gives the topcoat a flatter finish, preventing too much of a glossy finish.

That discussion seemed to show that someone had nailed a screen-accurate finish, but has anyone done this on a trap?

Does anyone have any input about what they think is the method that provides the most accurate finish? I would have guessed that it might be similar to the proton pack, but is this the case?

Dan.

Most people seem to agree that flat black is the proper finish, but then some say that this is TOO flat, and a semi-gloss is more preferable. I've been looking through the pack builds to see what they use, and the most accurate i saw discussed was:

Hammered paint underneath

then Automotive Primer

and a Satin/semi-gloss black topcoat

This gives the finish seen on some of the movie packs, and the primer gives the topcoat a flatter finish, preventing too much of a glossy finish.

That discussion seemed to show that someone had nailed a screen-accurate finish, but has anyone done this on a trap?

Does anyone have any input about what they think is the method that provides the most accurate finish? I would have guessed that it might be similar to the proton pack, but is this the case?

Dan.