In preparation for the Alaska Steamposium Steampunk convention, we tackled Rub and Buff! Rub and Buff is a wax based paint that Steampunk crafters LOVE. Most of the metallic parts of the finished projects are painted with Rub and Buff. We started with plastic water pistols, base coated with black spray paint for plastic. With the addition of buttons, stickers, and plastic junk pieces, they became futuristic masterpieces. If you're working on any costume or prop that needs a metallic element, go with Rub and Buff!