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i was bored so i made a flakebuster


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#1 Lownslow

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:35 PM

i made one a long time ago with the exact same materials just a different airbrush this time. i did test it and it worked but by then i found out they sold metalflake nailpolish and i switched to that and lost the first flakebuster
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pearl powder at about 10psi ill get metalflake tomorrow to test it.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

What's a flakebuster? What's it do? How do you use it?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:17 AM

What he said.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:38 AM



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

that's awesome! thanks so much for sharing. It gives me ALL sorts of ideas.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

It looks like you put dry flake into a container and shoot clear through so it picks up the flakes?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

It looks like you put dry flake into a container and shoot clear through so it picks up the flakes?

no it doesnt use a carrier he cleared it first then shot the flake dry

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

I'll wait to see what Fatkidd does.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

it worked and it failed the vortex in the bottle turned it into a cannon i need to do some more tweaking
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

all i think it that it is, is a homemade flake gun. instead of using a normal airbrush and spraying flake through it and risk clogging it this is a dedicated flake gun. i like it, pretty smart to make it, could only imagine what a store bought one like that would run.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

If that's the way the person in the video wants to do that it's fine with me.Personally,I'd use a gravity feed small gun with a tip sized for the flake used and shoot clear & flake together. I don't know if that would work well on a small model car though. That looks like some big flake!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

I will stick to PearlEx and Clear shot thru my 155 anthem, I really don't see a need for that much flake on a scale model..it might work on a 1:1 AWB gasser but thats MHO

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

i agree with the above, im not real big on metal flake to start. really only care for it on gassers and low riders. still this looks like it would be cool to have to experiment with. i wonder how well pearl dust would cover. could also see using it for weathering large sections and things like that. looks like i just gave myself a second homemade tool to make when i get home from camping.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Version 2 is here and working beautifully
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

what is the purpose of the small disk and hole in the middle of the tube? and im guessing that the air is hooked to the longer side

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

what is the purpose of the small disk and hole in the middle of the tube? and im guessing that the air is hooked to the longer side

just to push the flake out of the tube and correct

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:17 AM

would changing the size of the hole effect the amount that comes out?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:38 AM

would changing the size of the hole effect the amount that comes out?

it didnt but it was a lot more controlled

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:41 AM

good to know, i think i will play with that a bit when i make one. hope you dont mind if i borrow your design. i just find homemade tools like that way cool.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

good to know, i think i will play with that a bit when i make one. hope you dont mind if i borrow your design. i just find homemade tools like that way cool.

its all good i have no plans on selling them