MarcDavidBaits

Paint Ratio Help

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I have only used createx paints up to this point and none required mixing. I tried an autoair pearl silver today and on the label it says that it needs to have a 3:1 ratio. I stupidly sprayed it right out of the bottle without mixing and the paint was watery and ran down the sides of the crankbait. It wouldn't stay where I sprayed it like the createx paints. Can anyone help me with what to mix it with and by how much? Thanks!

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Check TCP Globals site. Just ordered some last night but thought it was ready to spray. There are a few silvers with differant aplications. Hope this helps They also have also have a tech line.

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With the pearl paints, I have found several very light coats works best and make sure it is well mixed. I assume the pearl paints are from a transparent base. The "pearl" flakes will settle to the bottom rather quickly. This is with Createx pearl colors.

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Recieved my order yesterday. I guess some of the colors suggest the 3to1 reduction. they have a fast or medium reducer. This will be my first atempt at water based paint.

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Snax suggested using the Auto Aire 301 reducer with their silver paint. I do, and spray light coats, and it works fine. Just mix it well.

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On my order the reducer is a 4011 for fast dry. Imagine that fast dry water. Will try it tommorrow.

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