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Painting with a brush
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:04 PM
It's the action of the bait not the color. I HAVE an ab but with foiling on the sides, that takes up alot of area. I primed it white to begin with, so all I do is paint the back whatever color. And I just moved the compressor to another area in the basement to keep the noize down, but I haven't tried it yet. Brushing the color on the back is simpler and quicker.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:06 PM
whibley, I think it's fine to use the brush. You could try various model paints. Masking is not a bad idea. But, if you can get away with it on your campus (I don't think he has his own kitchen sink yet), drive a nail or pin into the bait, tie a string or fishing line to it, and suspend it from a nearby low hanging tree limb. Make sure you're nowhere near any nice cars or anything else that might catch your overspray. Then use the spray cans, and still use masking/etc. where necessary. You can get cool blending effects even with the cheap spraypaints by spinning the bait and spraying it while it spins. Like Husky said, the Krylon paints are good. I think they are worth the extra money.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:01 PM
I finally broke out the ab and did a perch scheme last night. It took more time to clean out the bottle for each color than it did to paint. And all I did was run some water/windex/ab cleaner thru the ab between colors til the spray ran clean. I dont think I could do the job as good with a brush. In the past I have taken 2 diff colors in spray cans and sprayed them at the same time to get a neat blend, a seamless area between colors. Good luck.