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Hay guys I got a little compressor and a badger air brush today, I'm a rattle can guy. BUT I want to learn how to air brush. Do anyone have any free advise? I checked the forums but found nothing. Can anyone give me some insite? :unsure:

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It's been awhile, but if you call up Youtube and do a search you'll find

some good tutorials.

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Congratulations, rattle cans can be a useful tool, but for the next level paint jobs, nothing compares to an airbrush. Steve hit the nail on the head. PRACTICE. Most important thing.

Second, learn about the paint, mixing, drying times, coverage, recoating, enamels, lacquers, acrylics, and so on... Personally, I like to over mix the paint and reducer just slightly, and spray with as low of air pressure i can get away with. Overlap your strokes about half the width, use both vertical and horizontal patterns, and be PATIENT. Let the paint out gas, or flash, that is the solvents have to evaporate out of the last coat before you put the next coat on. On old rule of thumb for this is wait until you can just leave a fingerprint, on someplace you have masked off, without any paint staying on your finger. That should get you started. Find techinques that work for you. You can get results you never will with rattle cans.post-11762-0-41684200-1385254978_thumb.jpost-11762-0-45466600-1385254990_thumb.j This Is clear Testors enamel with Pearl-Ex powder mixed in sprayed over white. I unmasked the stripes, and put 3 more coats to get the lighter blue.

Good Luck and have fun,

Mark

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Mark thank you so much for the insite, the freightshaker looks great!!!!! I have a testers compressor that gives about 30 psi so I will get on youtube and get craken :unsure:

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