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Old 08-23-2001, 11:33 AM   #46
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I use whatever I need to. Different colors seem to be thicker than others. Usually I'm right around 50psi or so... I usually use the lowest air pressure that I can get away with. Line is pretty thin, figure I'll take it as easy on it as I can.
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cmotif, for rattle cans, that body is awesome! Even for an airbrush it would be cool!
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I plan on painting my friends new pt cruiser body black with a blue fade in the back and it's gonna have flmaes up front, should I paint the blue first and then the black(I was suggested to do this) to get a better fade?
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Unfortunately the Fuoro orange doesn't show up good in the Jpeg. It was done with blue masking tape. I taped everything that I wanted to be green, then I sprayed the orange along the edge, and then filled everything uncovered with white. I peeled off the tape, and sprayed silver along the orange edges, and then covered the rest with Rally Green. I like Asymetrical paint designs. I have seen many asymetrical paint designs on European car race cars.

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That's a real good idea. Fades are pretty easy after you do them a few times.
Is it possible to do fades say between White and Bright Red using spray cans? I use tamiya lexan cans and simply can't do a proper white->red transition.

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You did a nice job cmotif, that looks awesome! I think I'm gonna be ordering my airbrush today, and I hope I get everything I need...No-one relpied to my thread asking for help

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Is it possible to do fades say between White and Bright Red using spray cans? I use tamiya lexan cans and simply can't do a proper white->red transition.
It's probably possible to do a fade between any 2 colors. It just won't look good. I'm kind of surprized that white and red don't fade well... I've found that these fades look good, and are very easy to do: blue-black, white-yellow, red-black, yellow-orange. Those are all that I've done, but I'd imagine that purple-blue, purple-black work great too.
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Silver to blue looks cool too. I also think a yellow to green would look cool
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Here's one that I think would look neat. I might try this for my next paint project (all using Createx colors):

Spray a very light coat of Chameleon Lilac, folowed by Black on the bottom fading to Purple on top. For those who are curious, the Chameleon Lilac is very similar to the original Pactra "Pearl". It will make the paint job look metallic. I think it would make for a very cool effect.

Even though you really can't see it in my avatar, the Blue on my car consists of a base coat of Chameleon Blue, follow by Black on the edge, fading to Ultramarine Blue, then Thalo Blue, and finally Blue. In the right sunlight, you can see the metallic Blue in the Black!

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TurnNBurn / Do you use bond-all and the catalyst with the Createx paints?
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Just the Bond All, and I thin with a bit of water as needed. Depending on how much water I add, I may add an extra drop or two of the Bond All. I haven't had any problems so far.
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Hey TurnNBurn

Do all the Chameleon color paints work in the same way(Transparent)???

Do you also add the Bond-All to it in the same way???


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Well... Yes and No. You have to be very careful with how much you apply. Apply too much and you will end up with a white haze, which will not allow the color of subsequent coats to come through very well. If you want to try it, I would recommend doing it under very good lighting. You want it to still appear clear, but then be able to see the metallic chameleon finish when you view the light reflecting off of the surface. Did I explain that OK?
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Hey TurnNBurn

Soooo... Just play with it a lot... I guess I'll just have to do that...


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Just find something clear to practice on first. I used some inexpensive acetate from my local Arts & Crafts store.
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