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writing w/ an airbrush
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:00 PM
What type of airbrush do you guys use to sign your baits. That is an awsome touch.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:23 PM
I'm pretty sure most guys use a sharpie or a decal, if not, I want lessons
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:22 PM
I use a Sharpie too and haven't seen any baits that I thought were actually signed with an airbrush. With a Sharpie, you can't have any solvent in your clearcoat or the signature will run. I've read that some guys use a very fine caligraphy pen and acrylic paint.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:39 PM
thanks for clearing that up for me guys. I thought maybe I was missing something when it came to airbrushes. Wouldn't it be great if you could have that much control with a airbrush.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:40 PM
try using a technical pen rapidograph koh-i-noor, work's awesome, the ink in it is waterproof and will not run when clear coated
Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:15 AM
A previous post noted that the "only way to go" was an archival ink marker; I'm guessing without any precautions prior to clear coating.
I recently tried a very fine bic with and with out precautions and seemingly no problems in either case. Precaution used, was flexcoat color preserver. Long term issues; I think not but don't really know.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:19 AM
Bob was speaking of a clear with a solvent, such as Dick Nite Lurecoat, I don't claim to know the makeup of Devcon or Flexcoat, but it seems that Devcon, at least, doesn't smear a sharpie.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:40 AM
I use an ultra-fine point sharpie. The only place I can find those are at Michael's.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:42 PM
The bic pens, "mark it," are about 85 cents at wallymart for 2 and listed as ultra fine. Seem to be ok.