Question about Decanting a Spray Can of Paint

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What is the best method for Decanting Paint to use in an Airbrush. Does any one have a turtutioral about this subject. Any information appreciated. Thanks

Brian Pardue

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What is the best method for Decanting Paint to use in an Airbrush. Does any one have a turtutioral about this subject. Any information appreciated. Thanks

Brian Pardue

There are a number of tutorials or technique discussions. I googled "decanting spray paint", and got back over 42000 results.

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Nowadays I'm even lazier w/decanting; I wear disposable gloves and hold the straw up next to the nozzle and spray into the cup. Very little mess, if any, and I shoot in the spray booth itself on newspaper.

If I decant more than I need, I save it in a glass jar for the next time (clear, semigloss and flat black I use all the time, so I save what is left if any).

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I use a drilled out nozzle. I have 2 set up and ready to go. 1 using a Testors nozzle, and the other a Tamiya nozzle. I drilled out the hole on the nozzle, stuck a length of small diameter brass tubing in there and sealed it with 5 minute epoxy. I bent the tube at a downward angle an inch or so away from the end and that's it. Works great. When i'm done, i run afew drops of thinner through it to clean it all up.

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