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 Post subject: Airbrush tips for beginner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:53 am 
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Hey, can one of you guys post intial setup for spraying Faskolor?

I've been searching other forums but it takes forever.

I need to know Air Pressure, Needle gauage/#, and thinining advice to start with.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:36 am 
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Faskcolor is easy. All you have to do is shake it up in the bottle real good and spray. I usually spray it between 30 and 40 PSI. Asfar as the needle goes Im afraid Im not too educated on that..I just used the needle that came with my Paache VL.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:45 am 
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Kewl man, thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:07 am 
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Yeah, I use around 40psi and a medium tip. The fine tips usually get clogged, and I've had sketchy results trying to thin the Faskolor.

Another useful tip with Faskolor - clean the body real good with dish detergent, then rinse it very well and dry completely; when spraying the first bit to naked lexan, do a VERY light coat to "prime" the surface (so light that you can barely see it). This will give the subsequent coats something to hold on to and prevent chipping and flaking.

Also, you can use a hair dryer or heat gun to speed up drying between coats - just don't get too close.

Finally, if you use a lacquer paint as a backer (I favor the Fluorescent cover coat in the spray can as a backing paint) you should allow the Faskolor to dry completely first - the two types of paints don't blend well, so you don't want the Faskolor to not be fully cured before spraying the lacquer on.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:18 am 
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looks like I'll be playing in the basement in the cold months to come!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:29 pm 
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I will stress Mark's point very strongly, I would recommend atleast 48 hours time in between you completing your Faskolor painting and using a spray can backing coat....I had a full section of paint come off during backing when I did not wait long enough....

As another tip, I have had very good luck with the Createx brand of paints on lexan, but you HAVE to use Mark's tip on the light coat them spray your full coat with these paints.

http://www.createxcolors.com/index2.htm

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I hear you guys loud and clear on the "patience" invloved in the final base coat and when moving between different paint types.

I lost an entire Fiberglass Heli canopy once by not letting acrylic paint dry b/f clear coating it with high gloss enamel...

However, at least with fiberglass you can resand and reprime to use over again!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:50 pm 
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TigeRyan wrote:
As another tip, I have had very good luck with the Createx brand of paints on lexan, but you HAVE to use Mark's tip on the light coat them spray your full coat with these paints.

http://www.createxcolors.com/index2.htm


Yeah, I have several bottles of that as well - frankly, I believe it to be the same exact stuff in a different bottle. To clarify, it's the Createx "Auto-Air" stuff you want... and you can bulk up on the basic colors (white, black, red, blue, yellow, etc) for WAY cheaper than the Faskolor - and in bigger bottles. They sell it at the Michael's craft stores (there's one in Deptford).

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Cool. I've seen it. Looked oddly the same to me...

Gotta love the markup for the Hobby Label!


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mdolce wrote:
Gotta love the markup for the Hobby Label!


Only if you're a retailer.

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