barry batchelor

writing w/ an airbrush

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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.

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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.

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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.

sdr

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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.

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