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#1 Wade2be


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:39 PM

I have been doing some hardbait lure painting but have been doing it with spray cans. I would like to take the next step and purchase an airbrush and am not sure where to get a good one or what is a good one to buy. I would like to get it online. I plan on painting small crankbaits to large swimbaits. Please advise.

Once I get an airbrush what is the best kind of paint to use for painting baits. I have a friend who said that the automotive paint is the way to go but I am just not sure what to get or where to get it or if that is the best kind of paint. The last thing is what is the best type of clear coat to go with the paint?
Thanks Wade

#2 lmcat


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:15 PM

i'm far from an expert but i have used several air brushes and this one works great. i just bought air pro tools 9000 <$40.00. i got information on this site, i think "hazmail" uses one and gave it good ratings. also they have a discount coupon for TU members. clint wilder is sales mgr that posted information. do a search and find the post. sorry for goofy looking typing, i'm one handed at this time due to rotator cuff surgery last week. btw createx paint is what i use as most others on this site

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

Wade, airbrushes, paint and clearcoats have been discussed in depth here on TU. Enter the terms in the little "Search Forums" block in the upper right hand corner of this page and you'll be covered up with info.

#4 mark poulson

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:27 PM

I'd stick with water based paints like Createx and Apple Barrel, until you get better at painting.
Automotive solvent based paints have some nasty solvents, which require respirators, dedicated spray booths with filters, and are much more difficult to clean up, unless you know what you're doing.