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Anyone Have Success Spraying W/ulta Fine Glitter Dust?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:52 PM
Looking to see if this is doable? Something like you see on a Norman Gel-Coat.
Thanks for any info.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:39 PM
I don't know how it works, myself but I saw this from an accomplished carver/painter on another forum
For the glitter, I like to use Folk Art Extreme Glitter because it can be sprayed through an airbrush with a little thinning.
I do know you can order really fine flake from TCB and other places like .008 but it is not cheap.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:28 PM
Not sure if I've got what your calling "glitter dust", but I have sprayed glitter through an airbrush. It all depends on tip size. Spraying through a #3 or #5 tip in my Paasche VL is doable.
There are special guns that are designed specifically for this purpose although they're bigger than your standard airbrush. Think more along the lines of an HVLP gun. They are specially designed with a device that stirs the glitter while it's still in the gun to keep the glitter suspended in the spray medium.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:55 PM
Im new to this but when doing jigs I mix the glitter right in the top coat adn it comes out real good when i saw this post i tried it on a junk bait and it turned out great and i could mix in as much glitter as i wanted just an idea
Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:54 AM
glitter dust nu.5 tip pashe as stated. we mix it with clear. when mixing with clear put a ball bearing in spray bottle shake so the dust or glitter sprays evenly. normally a couple fog coats then a clear coat only final coat. hope this helps.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
I'll second the FolkArt Extreme Glitter. Relatively easy to spray, and there are several colors available.