thomas

Paint types

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I am ready to go out and purchase my first paints for my airbrush. I have finished my first 6 crankbaits and ready to paint. Any suggestions on the type of paint I should purchase. I'm new to airbrushing.:)

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The acrylic latex airbrush paint seen most often in hobby shops like Michael's is Createx. It works well. You can usually just squirt it into your cup and shoot it "as is" in many airbrushes. If you have a general purpose airbrush like a Paasche VL or a Badger 175, you can opt to buy cheaper "hobby" acrylics that come in a much wider array of colors than Createx. Hobby acrylics aren't formulated for airbrushes and must be thinned with water or Windex before use. I've had good results with Apple Barrel brand. Their only limitation IMO is they have larger paint particles and will clog airbrushes with very small tips like the Iwata HP or Micron. I suggest you color basecoat with white before other colors and flash dry the paint with a hair dryer between colors for best results, whatever the paint you use.

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Thank you BobP,

I do have a paasche VL and I found a suppler close by that handles Createx paints, I'll start from there. Once I learn to use a airbrush I was thinking of a Iwata. I'll let you know how I do.:)

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