Clear Coat Problemscrankbaits airbrush
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:57 PM
That definitely gives me a few thing to try. I keep all my stuff set up and ready to go but I haven't been doing much in the way of prep. If I feel "inspired" I just kind of get after it. It sounds like I need to slow down and spend some more time on prepping the bait AND myself. I'll be sure to report back with my results.
Thanks so much!
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:12 PM
It's not so much that you need to "slow down", but that you need to work out a system that works and is easy for you. The way I, or anyone else for that matter, do things may not be exactly right for you. I took advice from a lot of different people and tried many different ways of doing things before I finally settled on a procedure that works for me. And there are a lot of people here at TU who are way better painters and builders than I will ever be, but thanks to them I can build and paint decent looking baits that catch fish. It's also something that can't be learned overnight. If your just starting out you will have your share of failures and mistakes, but each failure and mistake is a learning experience. And when you learn all the things NOT to do then all that is left is success.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:17 PM
You can eliminate all hand oil contamination problems by wearing gloves. I use the blue nitrile gloves, and only wear one on my left hand, since I'm right handed and hold my airbrush in my right hand. The blue nitrile gloves are reusable, while the white latex gloves are more flimsy and don't last. The blue ones cost more, but last forever. When I pull my hand out it turns the glove inside out, and I just turn it back the right way before I put it on again. That way the painting side is inside when not in use, and stays cleaner.
I hold my cranks in my hand a lot when I paint, and I even use my gloved hand to act as a stencil when I want to keep the paint off the head and gill plate.
I hope this helps.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:25 PM
Your right Mark. I keep forgetting about gloves because I personally don't use them. My hands sweat so bad that it's not long before a plastic or latex glove is full of sweat and my hand feels like it's trapped in a gooey, nasty mess. Washing my hands in hot water and Dawn work well for me and I regularly handle baits during painting while doing things like stretching scale material over them or using stencils to paint eyes and such. Now my paint sessions usually don't last all that long as very seldom am I painting more than a couple baits at a time. No doubt if the painting sessions were longer my hands would eventually become oily again.