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Taxidermy paints ?
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 12:25 AM
I was thinking of getting a bunch of taxidermy paints from VanDykes, they are cheaper than Createx and are already blended for realistic colors, you can get water or lacquer.
What do you guys think ? How do they spray ? are they better that createx etc...?
I would like to find some paints that spray at 20-30 psi without thinning, but I definitely like the realistic colors available.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:20 AM
Have'nt had any experience with Tax.paints personally,but if I'm not mistaken there have been a couple of posts about possible reactions w/Etex or Devcon clear coats.Could be if you flashed it before clearing it would be o.k.???????
Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:18 PM
I use taxidermy lacquer paints with great success, however I do not use a two component clearcoat.I have heard that some taxidermy paints do not mix well with etex or devcon.I suspect the transparent colors cause the most problems,because those are the ones that I take extra steps with also.Not sure why, but sumpin be differnt! :-D
Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:51 PM
So does anyone know why the colors run when you apply a 2 part epoxy ? Or do they ? Is it only waterbase that runs or lacquer ?
Maybe if you did spray a thin layer of that taxidermy clear coat first and than apply the epoxy ? Could be a nice looking result.
I'm a rookie at building and painting, so I guess I'll do some trial and error attempts.
Thanks for the replies.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:44 AM
I use the lacquer taxidermy paint from VanDykes....it comes ready to spray and I haven't had any problems using under Devcon.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 11:34 AM
I use the Polytranspar lacquers and love them.They spray very smooth at 30-35 PSI. If you go with the taxidermy paint, order a shade darker than what you want to end up with. Dark bass green will will look about like light bass green in a light coat. I've not had any clearcoat issues with it. Cliff
Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:48 AM
I tried polytranspar and when the etex went over the top it blistered. I was then told that it needed to "cure" so I waited three days, same thing again. I threw away about a gallon of it in various colors.