Acrylic paints and floor polish. Tips to save money and get great results
Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:22 PM
Cool Thanks alot for taking the time to do that.
It really helps to have the visuals
Now I know what to look for
Oh and your models look really well done!!
Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:46 PM
Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:05 PM
Hey, thanks for watching Steve. First off I use Windshield washer fluid. NOT ANTIFREEZE. That will eat the styrene quick. So PLEASE do NOT use ANTIFREEZE lol. That said. I start with a 50/50 mix which is usually good. Sometimes if thick I add a little fluid, to thin I add paint. I stir then hold my stirrer up and it should drip at every second. If it runs off it is to thin, Don't drip to thick.When it comes to BMF I usually tape off all area's where the BMF goes. I paint, clear, polish and wax. I then remove the tape and add my BMF. I do how ever, use aluminum foil instead of BMF. I use low tac tape (Tamiya) around the trim. I cut out where the foil goes then add Micro metal foil adhesive. (some guys just use elmers glue thinned with water) I let dry a few minutes then put a piece of aluminum foil down. Burnish it with a Q-Tip. Let dry. I then cut off excess just like BMF and remove the tape and excess foil. Then I use a Q-Tip and polish it with mothers mag and wheel polish. I hope this helps and thanks for watching.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:34 PM
Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:28 PM
You are an artist, and a PHD in savings as well!!!
I also do foiling with aluminum foil. Sometimes I use BMF, mostly on small parts like badges.
By the way, how did you managed to embed the youtube video here? I can only post the link.
Posted 22 February 2014 - 06:10 PM
Thanks Tulio, but I am no PHD on savings. Just unemployed and broke lol. To post a link I right click the video while it is playing. click copy link location. Then a line comes up in the middle of the screen. Then just right click, click copy come over here and paste it in the chat pane. Thanks for taking the time to watch.
Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:35 PM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:41 AM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:49 AM
Scott Dockrum, for small amounts of paint that's what I do. one or two drops of paint and fluid max. For larger amounts for interior and body's I mix in a cup. Usually go 1/4 inch paint and 1/4 inch washer fluid. That is enough to completely cover an entire body.
Jason haneline, when she see's how much money you are saving she won't mind because she can now go spend all the money you saved.
Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:20 AM
Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:32 PM
Thanks for a very informative video Chris and your results speak volumes for the system you are using.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:28 AM
Thank you so much for doing this, it's a great help, may I ask, what are they main ingredients in the washer fluid and window cleaning liquid please, we don't have the brands you have used over here in the UK, if I know what the main ingredients are I can have a look for something similar over here...
Once again, many thanks for taking the time to do this...
Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:49 AM
Thanks Scott, Ron and Andy! Andy, any windshield washer fluid and glass cleaner will work. Mine don't have ingredients on the bottles. Only thing is you do not want to soak an airbrush in anything with ammonia in it. It will eat away the seals. For that reason I stay away from ammonia based cleaners.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:01 AM
Many thanks for the reply, I guess the washer fluid will be made of a similar mixture as it's also supposed to stop it freezing up in winter, however, the window cleaning fluids over here are now mainly white vinegar based, I don't suppose your good self or anyone else reading this would know if this will be ok to use...
Many thanks once again...
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:16 AM
Andy, We have a product called Windex window cleaner here. It is ammonia based and works fine for thinning and cleaning acrylic based paints. Only problem if you soak your airbrush in it it will eat the teflon seals. But to mix and spray with it is fine. Just make sure you rinse or clean the airbrush well afterwards.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:43 PM
Great tip! I'll be using this on my armor tank washing and weathering affects.