|04-10-2009, 06:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
For those of you that use an airbrush on your vehicles to paint them, what type of paint do you use and what is the preperation for the plastic for Joe vehicles and BBI, and 21st century? Also do you use a primer and if so what is it? Final question is what paint do you use for the vehicles for it and have any of you used Badger Freakflex paints on the vehicles? thanks.
Also if you don't use an airbrush is it a straight rattle can with the areas masked off? let me know.
|04-11-2009, 02:42 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Coast
I use three primarily, Paasche H, Paasche Millennium, and an Iwata clone. I have run just about every type of paint and ink through all of these without issue.
The main thing to do is test out how much or how little you thin the paints and adjust air pressure as they all act different.
For a base coat I have had excellent results with Now brand (sold at Ace Hardware) primers straight from the rattle can. I've used this on a large variety of plastics with no problems. So long as the can is warmed (soak in warm water) the results are great. Sometimes I find just the right color straight from a can and just go with it and skip the airbrush. If properly prepped, paint and primer, you can't tell the difference. Rattle cans against a mask will leave a more abrupt edge then an airbrush but still works.
The only thing to really watch for on the toys is the occasional use of vinyl rather then plastic (styrene). I found a lot of this on the newer Star Wars toys. Enamels and vinyls are not a friendly combination. I have found though that using several light coats of the Now brand primer letting each fully dry on the vinyl parts will allow a solid base to use other enamels or acrylics on. Test a little paint on the inside or unseen surface to be safe.
|04-11-2009, 11:24 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2008
thanks for the info. What about acrylic paints? I have always used them, just wondering what type anyone uses with those and if anyone used freakflex paints on any vehicles.
|04-11-2009, 11:40 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2008
I actually used Rustoleum (the non-rattle) variety on a 190D-9 repaint and it worked fine. I want to say i used it on top of walmart brand white.
Acrylics should work fine as long as they're thinned properly and you clean the gun/brush meticulously.
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