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#21 Psychographic

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

Yes, Derrick, it's my usual DuPont Acrylic Spot Clear. The price has gone up on these tall cans (usually I can get about 4 bodies cleared with one can) and they are hard to find, but you have to keep trolling the internet.

Why not buy a qt. of clear and the hardener for it? In the long run, It's got to be cheaper than spray cans. You can't control the pattern or pressure with a spray can and most of the paint winds up in the air, not on the model.

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#22 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

David, way back when I started I mixed in some HOK clear and hardener and ruined an airbrush. It was my fault in that I didn't clean the airbrush as well as I should have, but since then I've been hesitant to do that . . .

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

yeah urethane clear ( 2 part stuff) does NOT need air to cure like most paints, it dries by chemical reaction, so it doesnt matter where or how you store it, its gonna dry.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

A hard lesson to learn, that's how I lost my Paasche airbrush (and then switched to Iwata, which was fine) but again not the product, not the tool's fault.

All my fault.

As a matter of fact, I've been meaning to try it again, and then really clean up the AB after I'm done.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:20 PM

Hey Dr. Cranky can you give me some tips to weathering?

Wait nevermind

#26 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:21 PM

What kind of tips, Lane?

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

I always use a 2 - part urethane clear, I just am checking out other types, maybe for smaller parts & things of that nature. Can't beat a clear coat shot with an airbrush!!!! my opinion ;)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

Why not buy a qt. of clear and the hardener for it? In the long run, It's got to be cheaper than spray cans. You can't control the pattern or pressure with a spray can and most of the paint winds up in the air, not on the model.



Yep, I prefer the quart and hardner... I like HOK Kosmic Clear and Dupont Chroma Clear, never ever had any issues with clogging my Badger airbrush. But you can't neglect tearing it all the way down and doing a good clean job. That is all I use is Auto Paint and Clear from HOK to HOT HUES... it gets expensive but it lays down exceptionally well with no issues of having to test if something will cause a reaction.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

I always love your rusty/crusty creations. In this case however, I sure hope that both of these beauties are going to remain shiny. Thanks for the tip on the Dupont Acrylic Clear. You do amazing work with your Iwata, have you considered decanting and shooting this particular clear? Thanks, I'm a huge fan with huge respect for your painting skills.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

Tha paint on both these are outrageous. Some day I will be able to paint like this.

Edited by customsrus, 12 November 2011 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

Thanks, folks . . . yeah, I might just try it again with some of the HOK clear I have here . . . it should work just fine . . . I've got to be brave. LOL.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

Virgil, could you tell me where you got those figures shown in your first post? Thanks.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:06 AM

SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:53 AM

Thanks, folks . . . yeah, I might just try it again with some of the HOK clear I have here . . . it should work just fine . . . I've got to be brave. LOL.

for clean up virgil, i use lacquer thinner. works fine.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:37 AM

Thanks, Mark. Yes, that's what I use to followed by Airbrush Restorer from Auto Air Colors.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:13 AM

whats the restorer supposed to do and how does it differ from say, lacquer thinner? never heard of the stuff

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:37 AM

It works the same, but you can really clean it through and through and it's less caustic on your skin . . . of course wearing latex gloves it's important, but the lacquer will eventually eat through those.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Never worried about my skin, hell i use thinner to wash the paint off my hands. Its never bothered me.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

Virgil, could you tell me where you got those figures shown in your first post? Thanks.

Yeah, really!! They kinda look like Preiser, but I've never seen that set before? Oh by the way, when did those pics pop up????? That's not what I saw when I first read this post!? :huh: :blink:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:40 AM

Which figures? Where? Can you tell me? They are probably Preiser. They have a great line of ready-to-go figures.