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Heat Setting Paint
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:09 PM
Ok, here goes. As Im airbrushing my lures, after each coat of paint, I hit it with a hair dryer, wait 15min's and spray my next coat. Can I wait until all my coats are on, then heat set, or do each layer, am I missing anything?
Does anyone heat set ClearCoat, Im using DN's
Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:30 PM
I heat set in between each coat of paint(I use water based createx)! If you use lacquer paint in your airbrush that stuff almost dries instantly!
Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:26 PM
It makes no difference, however if your wrapping mesh or some other stencil material over the bait you need to heat set it first. Otherwise the stencil or mesh will rub the paint off the corners.....
Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:23 PM
gunnie is right. If you plan to put mesh around a bait it is best to heat set whatever paint was sprayed prior. I typically hit the paint with the drier as I go and just do a good heating once its complete.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:59 PM
I shoot a color, dry it with the hair dryer, immediately shoot the next, etc until I finish painting. It should all be dry at that point.
Do not try to "heat set" clearcoat, especially not DN. It dries so fast anyway, you'll just mess it up.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:34 AM
Thanks Everyone, Ill do what I have been, no heating the clearcoat.