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Light coats at first sounds good, think first time i'll do this, let dry overnight, then hit with color coats next day, applied like i was spraying Tamiya. Temp and humidity cautions will observe. Thanks again, guys!!

Don

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I do primer, paint, and clear all in one day. I like to do it all while I'm "in the groove" so to speak......... you do want to wait about 3 or 4 days to polish the clear, tho.....

These paint jobs aren't polished, once you get the hang of the spray pattern it's almost impossible to get orange peel and such....

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13 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

 

These paint jobs aren't polished, once you get the hang of the spray pattern it's almost impossible to get orange peel and such....

 

 

 

Heh, you haven't seen me paint...great paint on those bodies.

Don

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OK, so i bought a can of the Duplicolor sandable primer. Big can. As a first try, i have the floor pan/ chassis and the two inner panels to paint. Read instructions, prepped parts and...painted. Hit the parts with two light coats 20min apart, then one color coat. Stuff dries fast, no crazing, worked as you guys said👍. I have to say, it has a WIDE spray pattern!! but it's for real cars!!

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Thanks for the great advice, guys!!

Don

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2 hours ago, dmthamade said:

 I have to say, it has a WIDE spray pattern!! but it's for real cars!!

That's one of the best parts about Duplicolor spray paints!

The "Fan Spray" nozzles put all other spray can nozzles to shame!! ;)

 

 

Steve

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I wonder if those nozzles will fit other brands of paint? If so, it would be nice to find a source for buying just the nozzles.

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46 minutes ago, Bucky said:

I wonder if those nozzles will fit other brands of paint? If so, it would be nice to find a source for buying just the nozzles.

No.

They're a completely different design.

Not compatible with the average rattle can.

 

 

Steve

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2 hours ago, Bucky said:

I wonder if those nozzles will fit other brands of paint? If so, it would be nice to find a source for buying just the nozzles.

grafitti shops sell varieties of can nozzles with different fan patterns. anything from finelines to large area coverage so you may find something there

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3 hours ago, Speedfreak said:

Good job Don! Hope your paint job goed smoothly.

Well i'm happy with the primer, now I just have to pick the color coat. I'm doing the Model King Comet Cyclone, hoping to do a different color than what's on the box. I should start a build in progress post.

Don

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Hey guys..... Those fan spray tips can be pulled out of the spray button and used on other other ones..... Just use a sturdy pair of tweezers to pull those out.... Very carefully!!!!

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Something to keep in mind...... DupliColor paints are very much affected by the color primer that you use. You can change the whole tone of a color by changing the color primer...... make sure that if you have several parts to be the same color, that you use the same color primer on all of them........

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12 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

Something to keep in mind...... DupliColor paints are very much affected by the color primer that you use. You can change the whole tone of a color by changing the color primer...... make sure that if you have several parts to be the same color, that you use the same color primer on all of them........

Even two different shades of gray primer will make a difference! 

I built two Chevy pickups at the same time a few years back. I used gray primer on one, red primer on the other. I shot a Burnt Orange Duplicolor paint over both trucks. They do have a slightly different look to them, especially outside, in the natural sunlight.

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45 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

Something to keep in mind...... DupliColor paints are very much affected by the color primer that you use. You can change the whole tone of a color by changing the color primer...... make sure that if you have several parts to be the same color, that you use the same color primer on all of them........

Yup!! That's something I did know, with car colors it's more important than a low viz F-16. Also affects the amount of color coats needed for coverage, eg. white over dark grey primer vs white over white primer. I do remember candy colors are greatly affected by the base coat, light silver vs dark silver or gold. All this to say stay consistent with the primers!!

Don

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 3:03 AM, stitchdup said:

grafitti shops sell varieties of can nozzles with different fan patterns. anything from finelines to large area coverage so you may find something there

There are vendors that cater specifically to graffiti artists??  And here I used to think it was vandalism.:huh:

EDIT: Wow...I had no idea!

https://shop.bombingscience.com/canada/spray-paint-caps

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One tip when it gets time to paint, is paint the underside of the hood and under hood (if it's going to be body color) first. Then tape the hood to the body just a touch above the fenders so that it isn't touching them. When you paint, your hood will be the same color as the body. It's very easy to get the hood just a shade off. Especially if it's a metallic paint. Solids aren't much different. Just one extra shot of paint will change the shade on a panel.

 

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