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Miatatom

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  • Location Soddy Daisy, TN (near Chattanooga)
  • Full Name Tom Shirley

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  1. Miatatom added a post in a topic Apple Barrel acrylics   

    I'll give that a try. 
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic HARRY STILL NEEDS OUR HELP   

    Payday is Wednesday. I'll hit it again then. I hope everyone would give just a little, whatever you could afford. I've never met Harry but I'll tell you this, I've been back in this hobby for about 5 years now and easily 95% of the knowledge I've gained in that time is because of the MCM Forum. If you feel like I do about this forum, you've got to admit it's worth something.
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic Apple Barrel acrylics   

    I always wound up with lots of orange peel. I was shooting with the large #5 tip on a Paasche H at about 30 to 35 psi. I'm thinning with a mixture of 1/3 isopropyl alcohol to 2/3 distilled water with 2 ml of Liquitex Professional Flow-Aid Fluid Medium and  2 ml of Liquitex Professional Slow Dri Blending Medium. I think I may be overthinking it. I'll try some more tests with 50/50 paint/alcohol and lower my pressure.
    Do the darker colors of craft acrylics have larger particle sizes than the lighter colors?
  4. Miatatom added a post in a topic Apple Barrel acrylics   

    I use the same airbrush as Chris, tried to imitate his methods and failed every time. Wish I knew more about the different types of craft acrylics. I've bought the cheapest that Michaels carries. Maybe that's the problem. Opinions?
  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic Apple Barrel acrylics   

    I wonder how the Craft Smart paints from Michaels compare to Delta Ceramcoat, Folk Art and Apple Barrel?
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic 1955 Mercedes SLR - Stirling Moss   

    Great job! I have one of those in my stash that I want to build some day but I've heard it's not an easy kit to build. 
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Very sad news   

    I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend. Sounded like he was an important part of the hobby in Puerto Rico.
  8. Miatatom added a post in a topic Thinning Acrylics   

    LA Totally Awesome is the brand name. They make several products for cleaning and maintenance of floors. I wasn't aware of the concentrated cleaner removing paint. It's great around the house. I wonder if it was lacquer, enamel or acrylic paint that it removed?
  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic Thinning Acrylics   

    I've watched all of Chris's videos. He has the technique down to get good results. His videos do need an update because the Future substitute that he recommended called LA Totally Awesome has changed their formula and it doesn't work any longer. I can verify that. 
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic DIY Paint Booth with no ventilation, question.   

    I'm curious but very skeptical. To get a decent flow through a small paint booth, you'll need at least 100 cfm of air flow and that's without the added restriction of blowing the air through a column of water. I haven't the foggiest idea how to calculate the amount but I bet that water column would have to be pretty substantial and probably a bit messy. 
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Apple Barrel acrylics   

    I only use craft acrylics for interior, chassis and suspension parts. Couldn't ever get the hang of producing a nice finish on a body.
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic IMSA announce expanded 2017 TV schedule   

    Daytona tomorrow!!!
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Thinning Acrylics   

    Good luck with craft acrylics. I only spray them on suspension and chassis parts. Never could get them smooth.
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic Valentine's Day Taillights   

    Any examples and pics?
  15. Miatatom added a post in a topic The Jumps   

    Over there, they call them yumps.