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Hey guys. I am looking to mix colors to brush my motor with. Maybe for even airbrushing as well. Anyways I tried mixing for a light blue like the color of this motor. When I would go to brush sometimes I would get white, sometimes light blue, just not a constant blue color. Is there a trick to this? I mixed white and blue with a toothpick. The color looked good on the tray, but again when I went to paint I got more white than anything. Need help please. 

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probably just need a lot more mixing. a toothpick probably won't do it.

Russ

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Thanks Russ, I will try that. I was mixing very little b/c I didn't need much to paint the motor. I guess I need to get a bigger mix going and use something bigger to mix. I will just save the color in a jar for use later! 

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When I want to mix a small amount of color I use an old top from a pop bottle. Make sure it's clean first though. If it's just a couple dozen drops being mixed, I do it with the brush I'll be using to apply it with. 

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As others have said it needs mixed more. If you use the brush that you are going to apply the paint with then make sure the paint that is in the bristles is mixed well too. same goes for mixing colors to air brush. mix it with a brush to get the paint that clings to the jar mixed in with the rest. The thicker the paint was before thinning the more important this step is.

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I mix my own engine colors all the time, but I airbrush them.

You can buy little paint cups in the craft paint department of Hobby Lobby for mixing & storing very small amounts of paint for brush painting.

They hold 1/5th oz. & cost about $2.00 for I believe a dozen of them.

When I'm done using them, I just toss them out.

 

Steve

 

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If that's the blue you're looking for, Krylon has an almost dead on spray can. Krylon 51512 Blue Ocean Breeze.

Testor "little bottle" #8 Blue isn't far off that, either. And if you have a well stocked hobby shop, take a look at the military flat colors. Pretty sure you'll find a similar light blue, and the flat will be easier to brush, cover better, dry faster, and look more authentic on an engine than a high gloss enamel. 

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Close enough for me. I know it's a little more baby blue but I will black wash it, or whatever that's called. So what color should I paint those parts that I left primered? Is that the oil filter and stuff? 

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Transmission would be a metal color of some sort.

Aluminum is usually a good choice.

The starter, (in the photo on the side of the block) would be black.

You can use your imagination for things like the oil filter.

They came in all sorts of colors.

 

Steve

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I mix my paint in NyQuil cups and then pour in small jars i get at Hobby Lobby after there well mixed..

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Transmission would be a metal color of some sort.

Aluminum is usually a good choice.

The starter, (in the photo on the side of the block) would be black.

You can use your imagination for things like the oil filter.

They came in all sorts of colors.

 

Steve

Thanks Steve!

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Use beer caps as small mixing bowls. Give them a quick wash and they are perfect. Most of use usually can find a few lying around.

Also add a little thinner to the paints when mixing (and maybe a drop of retarder). The thinner will help the colors integrate easier.  

Danger

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Use beer caps as small mixing bowls. Give them a quick wash and they are perfect. Most of use usually can find a few lying around.

Also add a little thinner to the paints when mixing (and maybe a drop of retarder). The thinner will help the colors integrate easier.  

Danger

Beauty answer, Eh? :D

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