Rangerboats1

A Airbrush Question?

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I have tried many different things but I can figure out how to do this. What I am trying to do is put speckles on my crankbaits. I guess it is almost like a splatter back color like bandit makes. Any direction would be helpful. Thanks kevin

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try taking an old toothbrush and dipping the ends of the bristles in a little paint and then flicking them bristles toward your bait

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I also use a toothbrush but some guys use a popsicle stick - hold the stick at an angle so the paint from the airbrush bounces off of it onto the bait.

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I've used Pete's method with success. You have to play with the air pressure and paint volume a bit to find the exact splatter pattern your looking for, but it's fairly easy once you find the sweet spot.

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If C-tex/acrylic dial down the psi and bump up the viscosity = splatter for rootbeer backs, etc. Toothbrush works too, but shooting it is cleaner. Lots of good info on this in the old timey pages towards the end of the forum, was a hot pattern/request about 4-6 years ago.

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You're looking to make a stippling effect, just take both tips of your airbrush off. I think all the iwata airbrushes can do this. The tip size of your airbrush will make a difference in the size of the dots it splatters. Take the first tip off to do fine detail and the second to make all sorts of stippling effects.

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You're looking to make a stippling effect, just take both tips of your airbrush off. I think all the iwata airbrushes can do this. The tip size of your airbrush will make a difference in the size of the dots it splatters. Take the first tip off to do fine detail and the second to make all sorts of stippling effects.

That's a really cool effect!

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If you don't want to put a lot of specks on you bait, and you would like to put the specks where you want to ....try using a toothpick....Leave the sharp point on your toothpick for small specks and cut the tip of for larger ones.....you can also use different colors specks this way and not clutter your bait... This does take more time than other methods but not as long as you might think.....this is just one option. The other post are great ideas too....Good luck

DTL

Brent

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