buckeyedave

polytranspar paint

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does anyone use polytranspar ????

i havent tryed it ,thinking about buying some to try .:?

water base or lacquer , any info would help

thanks buckeye

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I use it and it sprays great and it is very durable. I cant hardly sand through it with 100 grip paper. I usually have to take a paper towel and soak it in denatured alcohol and rub the bait and it will eat the paint off.

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I don't use lacquer so can't comment on it. I use various brands of acrylics including Polytranspar, Createx, Smith Wildlife, and Van Dykes. I mix and match brands and dry each "shot" with a hair dryer and have had no issues with different brands being incompatible. I like Createx as a base palette becaue their paint is very consistent. Smith Wildlife has some nice fish colors but I'll use any brand if the color's right. The single brand/color I use the most is Polytranspar Superhide White for color basecoating. It has lots of white pigment and covers wood grain fast, it sprays well, and it dries quickly to a hard gloss that's more durable than any airbrush paint I've tried.

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I use the water based all the time. It sprays pretty good, but it will dry fast on the needle and clog often. A drop or two of retarder solves the problem.

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I'm with Gunnie, if your using the water base absolutely add the retarder/thinner. I love what you can do with the gold toner, the superhide white is nice as well as the bass belly white and I like their med/dk bass green alot. I also like their blending brown.

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I use the same colors/products as BobP and 76gator. The superhyde works very well. Watch out for the bright orange; coverage qualities are not that great. Also smith wildlife colors especially the flip flop colors.

question> can you use dick nite over the aforementioned paints? I know it works well with heat set createx.

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I use DN over all the brands with no paint-associated problems.

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