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what type of createx
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:07 AM
I am going to go and get some createx paint today so I can start painting. I have never done this before and did research on here and it sounds like createx is the best way to go for rookies. I went to the shop yesterday and they sell 5 different types of it. what I am going to start out with is plastic baits that the finish has come off of them (caught to many rocks over the years with them.)
Doing the research I see a lot of people start out with a base coat of white on the baits. Is this just any type of white or is it something special? If I paint a bait with a white belly is it just the base I want to use or do I need to have two different colors of white?
I am also confused on the heat setting with a hair dryer do I do this after each layer or before the clear coat? Do I need to use the drying wheel after each layer or not? I already have a drying wheel, and will you 2 ton devon for the top coat.
Sorry for so many questions I guess living in the ozark hills I get confussed easily
Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:22 AM
5 types of Createx........opaque, pearl, transparent, iridescent, fluorescent
You can use all of them. If you find a color that may suit your needs, then you can use it. I, and a lot of others use opaque white for basecoat. If I'm doing a bait that's going to end up having any white on it, I generally will use pearl white, but always basecoat with opaque, then spray your pearl white over it. Pearl white does not cover other colors well.
Heatset after each color. do it near a light source and use the reflection of the paint to tell when it's dry. When the paint becomes slightly less glossy, it's dry. Before spraying a scale or stenciled pattern, I like to heatset more thoroughly to make sure I don't take any paint off. Also thoroughly heatset or wait a day or two before topcoating.
Drying wheel is for topcoat. No need for turning to dry paint.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:23 PM
Thank you for your info I just got back from the store will try it out over the weekend. Unless it gets above 32 degrees then it will be time to go to the lake