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Air brush paints---help
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:20 PM
I have a new (my first) airbrush and have questions about the paint.
Can I use Acrylic Paint ?
Thanks for your help
Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:56 AM
Sure you can! Most hobbiests use nothing else. If you are talking about acrylic hobby paints like Apple Barrel brand (among others), or even better - acrylic airbrush paint like Createx, Smith Wildlife Colors, etc. They shoot well, clean up with water, and don't contain toxic solvents. The airbrush acrylics have flow enhancers and smaller pigment grains f/u/w airbrushes. Whether you can use cheap hobby paint depends on your airbrush. If it's a Paasche VL or a Badger with large tip, hobby paints are possible but still not as easy to use as airbrush paint since you must always thin them with water. If your airbrush has a .2mm tip, don't even go there! A 2 or 4 oz bottle of airbrush paint lasts a long time and the ease of use is definitely worth the modest extra cost.
Posted 25 December 2008 - 05:29 PM
dave u can use acrylic car paint,it drys on contact.To finnish lure after painting use a 2pac auto clear and leave to dry(dust free) for 24 hours.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:58 PM
My first post and time painting, going to the hobby store tomm. So acryllics are great for crankbait work? I have the metal aztek brush and all the nozzles. Any brands for this particular setup?