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Posted 19 June 2005 - 08:21 AM
To those of you who are using a airbrush and painting hardbaits 5" - 12", what type of paint are you blowing? I heard some people use lacquers, and that some of the colors available are extremely expansive. Any feedback appreciated.
Posted 19 June 2005 - 01:40 PM
I have messed about with all diffrent types of paint and found through recomendation from guys here the createx auto air is by far the best material, i just spent a fair bit of cash on diffrent colours
its water based as well so clean up is easy, plus you can get caps for the bottles that fit right into the bottom of your brush saves cleaning jars etc
hope this helps
Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:29 AM
I"ve been using Model Master hobby paints, only because I have so much left over from my other hobby, model cars! But when I run out, I'll be switching to something in the waterbased line.
Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:23 AM
What type of clear finish can you put over the water based paint that will not lift it. Since epoxy is a solvent I was just curious because I have all but given up on trying to air brush the vinyl. Supply a couple links if possible so I can do some research on the paints and finish.
Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:15 PM
Devcon and E-Tex go over water based paints with no problem. Make sure the paint has dried throughly though, hitting it lightly with a blow dryer helps too.
Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:23 PM
Got any links where I could buy some at?
Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:31 PM
Where is the best place to buy Createx paints online? I know www.dixieart.com carries it, but are there others that are reputable?
Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:37 PM
Here is one place that I found them at. I received a catalog from them today but did not find the createx paints in there but I only did a quick thumb through. I would get them on-line from them.
Hope it hepls.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:42 PM
Um... I don't see a link or the name CountryKat. :oops: I'd like to know who your other source is.
I did a less refined search and found a couple of other sites in my search through other threads. Thanks Guys.
Posted 01 July 2005 - 10:07 PM
Cool. I have a local Dick Blick and I joined their discount club, I'll have to check the store. I know I get 10% with the membership plus additional monthly coupons. June's was $20 off a purchase of $100 or more. Wish I thought to check there for Createx paints.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 07:50 PM
For DRAGLINE ! Guess you did not get my mail message... My 2c > Since your talking Musky type lures (I'm guessing wood lures) and your from the same state I'am > I would like to suggest for paint > www.smithpaints.com out of Harrisburg,Pa. (down the road) . They specialize in AIRBRUSH paint and make paint for Taxidermy work. The water base paint is easyer to work with than createx and more color choice. They can custom color . The cost is about the same as createx except you can go as high as a gallon > making it pennies per ounce if need be bulk order in the future.The first few sizes up to 4 oz size are the same as createx and then it gets dirt cheap beyond that size. Check it out > wild life paint at www.smithpaints.com For paint protection I brush on 3 coats of clear coat by "Componnent systems" or as you may see on the shelf as CHIP PROOF jig paint and finish. After all > I only make wood lures for toothy type fish and its a tough finish. I got tired of trying to thin out createx wants its opened (air exspossure) and found that wildlife stayed thin longer and is thin from the start. Also if you use componnent clear coat > buy it by the pint ($save) and keep it in 2oz glass jars to keep air out. Just my suggestions!