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Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:20 PM
I just got the AIR-PRO PS900 and need some pointers on how to use it.
I am using Createx paint and the .2mm tip. pressure set at 40Lbs
I am attempting to paint the entire surface, or at least the top half.
How close should I be to the lure I'm painting? When I get close it blows the paint off the lure.When I back off it takes three passes before I see any color. I'm sure this is me and my slow learing curve.
Do I need the .3mm tip?
Any help would be great.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:26 PM
That .2mm tip is for fine details. The bigger the tip, the wider the spray pattern. Also I'm not an expert, but 40 psi seems too high to me. Try your biggest tip and dropping the pressure a little.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:53 PM
Pressure should be dropped to 25-30 psi. How far away is determined by what you are attempting to paint. For instance, close makes the lines real fine and farther away opens the spray pattern.
But if you are taking 3 passes to see color, you are close. It is always easier to add paint then remove it. Airbrushing achieves it colors by layering colors, don't get hung up by spraying the perfect, even color with one pass.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:02 PM
What he said.
I would lower that air preassure first.. The finer detail and closer you are to the bait LOWER your air preassure. That is why it is spraying the paint off of the bait when you get close, Air preassure is to high.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:35 AM
Thanks for the tips guys, I am having trouble getting the hang of this.
The good news is when I mess up the paint wipes off easy and I try again.
Does anyone know of a video of someone airbrushing a lure? I would like to see the correct way as I'm sure I'm doing it wrong.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:13 AM
How To Airbrush free lessons, airbrush articles, airbrush tutorials and painting videos.
Google airbrush/airbrushing techniques. Here's one of many "How To" sites that can help. It just takes getting used to your equipment and practice in creating the airbrush effects you want on your baits.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:32 PM
What they said; a 2mm tip is going to take some time before you can cover even a small bait. It doesn't shoot much paint and the coverage area will be small. I use a 5mm for coverage and a 2mm for details, unless I'm lazy then I use the 5mm for everything.