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Post by montago » Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:44 pm

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Post by CRSMP5 » Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:40 pm

well another thing on transparent paints.. you can make custom mixes on your car by lets say transparent yellow and the pearl/metalic fusha red/pink makes a real sweet metalic orange... or lets say neon is also transparent (just a fyi) but the neon orange mized with 2 drops of black to half jar of orange makes a perfect chevy orange when backed in light grey..

all i can say is buy paint, play on cheap bodys and plastic 2 liter bottles...

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Post by kyle_tdr » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:16 am

Thanks for clearing that up guys, but I was refering to how well it sticks to the Lexan but by the sound of it all of them stick as well as each other :D , the transparent paint sounds very useful too, window tinting sounds like a great idea CRSMP5, I was wondering what to do with my SS's widows, now I know. Thanks guys, I will order my apint from the USA (im in UK) as soon as I get my airbrush working up to scratch.

Also the reason I am ordering from the usa is because I have only seen faskolor over here and its nearly
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Post by peezzer » Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:45 am

so all i need is the paint and i can just spray the createx paints on a lexan body and itll adhere.....??? is there an additive i need to add to make it bond better to the levan......or do i have to thin it out with some thinner????.....do i ahve to back it with some regular paint??? thanks.....just some few Q??? i had before i start airbrushing instead of can spraying bodies......thanks in advance

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Post by CRSMP5 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:49 am

spray it.. let it sit for a good 48hours and it will adhear with no issue.. in the summer i suggest letting it sit int eh trunk of a car for a day, but in the winter it takes longer to completly dry/bond.. does not require any thinning, its waterbased so NO THINNER, to thin with water it will not bond..

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Post by peezzer » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:19 am

thanks

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Post by Abaddon » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:19 pm

Ok guys i have a quick question. I have a testors mighty mini air compressor set up that i have used on plastic models and was wondering would this compressor be strong enough to shoot the createx paints. i was looking at maybe airbrushing my next body instead of rattle caning it :lol:

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Post by CRSMP5 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:46 pm

id say you need 60psi.. but give it a shot..

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Post by peezzer » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:32 pm

CRSMP5 wrote:id say you need 60psi.. but give it a shot..


i shoot my createx 25-30 psi......dont know what that compressor is capable of.....just try it out on a practice soda bottle.....or something.....

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Post by Abaddon » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:44 pm

thanks for the replys i belive that that compressor is rated at 15 psi so i will go buy a bottle and see if it can shoot it if not i think i will be in the market for a new compressor unless i go buy that desert eagle they got up at the pawn shop. decisions decisions man i hate that :?
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Post by CRSMP5 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:53 am

peezzer wrote:
CRSMP5 wrote:id say you need 60psi.. but give it a shot..


i shoot my createx 25-30 psi......dont know what that compressor is capable of.....just try it out on a practice soda bottle.....or something.....


how are you thinning it? i find when too low a pressure it spots...

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Post by peezzer » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:25 pm

CRSMP5 wrote:
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CRSMP5 wrote:id say you need 60psi.. but give it a shot..


i shoot my createx 25-30 psi......dont know what that compressor is capable of.....just try it out on a practice soda bottle.....or something.....


how are you thinning it? i find when too low a pressure it spots...



its probly the type of gun you and i are using.....cause im not thinning it at all.....im using a iwata eclipse w/ a craftman compressor......

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Post by Abaddon » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:50 pm

well tried it out and it will shoot it think i might just use it for detail work till i get a diffrent compressor though with only 15 psi i will be painting a body for an entire 2 weeks lol
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Post by raynman » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:46 pm

That was some really awesome info! My first Savage body was an aerosol hack job fit for bashing and I am hoping to redeem myself now with your help and that of some others.

There is a lot of painted bodies on ebay that are just straight-laced crap. I have been checking out a guy that goes by Big Mike who does some awesome stuff and finally won an auction for a $96 Challenger body. I have been wondering if I could do this stuff... Yeah, probably not, but that won't stop me from buying all the gear and letting it get dusty.

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Post by niffken » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:58 pm

createx sells a bonding agent, its called bondall(you need to get the catalyst with it). You add 4 drops of bondall and then 4 drops of catalyst per 2 oz bottle of createx paint.

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Post by Iwata-Mike » Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:28 am

One note...Faskolor and Auto Air differ jusr a bit. Parma uses both flex additives and bonding agents to the paint that Auto Air does not (Auto Air has them but Parma adds more). I was having paint lifting issues with my 1mm pinstriping I do on my flames...Same EXACT color and Auto Air did not lift. I had asked the Auto Air guys at a Mickey Harris worksop I attended a few weeks ago and they filled me in on the skinny with Parma.

I switched from Faskolor almost 2 years ago and only use Auto Air or House of Kolors on the RC car bodies that I sell. I have painted nearly 200 cars now and have yet to get a complaint about the Auto Air paints....They are incredible.

Another tip is if you are painting Auto Air Candies to put an intercoat down an intercoat before applying the Aluminum base. The Aluminum base has a tendancy to bleed through the Candies and mess up your work. I have tried adding it normally and several misting passes with the same results, bleeding. After doing an intercoat before applying the base, no problems whatsoever. I either use House of Kolors intercoat clear, or more recently the Auto Air transparent base.

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Post by Stang951 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:24 am

I'm using some Creatix paint right now through a Paasche VL, with a small compressor that I got from Harbor Freight (kinda small to me)http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=92403.

The paint seems to spatter alot and sometimes does not want to feed. Do I need to thin it?
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Post by Abaddon » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:47 pm

I am not to sure i am still new at airbrushing but when i paint with createx i usually have my compressor set to about 40-50psi any lower than that I would get the splatter effect also. I am also using a pasche vl.
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Post by Stang951 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:26 pm

I got my old compressor working today. It's a Harbor Freight 2HP. It got caught in flood water so I thought it was a goner. After a good leaning of the electrics it was fine.

Anyway, I tried spraying at the pressure that was in it (like 80+psi). Worked flawlessly for the Creatix. Apparently the airbrush compressor is just too weak. Instead of trying to thin the paints I am going to bring the littel one back to HB and see about getting one of the Campbell compressors. Those should be alot quieter than the one I have.
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Post by Regg151 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:40 pm

If you want to thin your createx paints you can also use windex (blue) to thin the paint it actually works better then plain water. the alcohol in the windex allows the paint to atomize better and lets the paint dry a touch faster.
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