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Old 08-29-2001, 12:20 PM
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Backing chameleon or color changing colors with black is one of my favorite painting techniques. This body...



...is painted in that manner. The center of the car was painted by spraying a light coat of Faschange Purple and backing it with black. The lighter parts are backed with silver.
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Old 08-29-2001, 04:54 PM
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Just got the newest RCCA, looks like there is a good artical about begginning airbrushing in there.
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Old 08-30-2001, 12:10 PM
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If you don't want to mess with airbrushing, just email me, I can do whatever you want.....
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Old 09-02-2001, 05:47 PM
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Question: Just picked up an Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS and I was practicing spraying fine lines with Faskolor. I'm spraying directly from the bottle with an adapter/top for the bottle. I'm spraying full strength from the bottle at 30 psi. I get better much better results than my Aztec, but I still have some "stoppage" or the paint just stops flowing. Are you guys thinning Faskolor? Any help would be appreciated. I got the brush because everyone says it's the best and I've had inconsistent results with my Aztec.
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Old 09-02-2001, 07:35 PM
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I'm thinning the Faskolor slightly with Denatured Alcohol, depending on the color I use anywhere between 10 to 15 drops of denatured alcohol per bottle.

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I though you were supposed to use water to thin it. What type of consistency do you look for.
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Old 09-02-2001, 08:29 PM
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I got the iwata eclipse cs coming this week, any tips?
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Old 09-03-2001, 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by RacerTex
I though you were supposed to use water to thin it. What type of consistency do you look for.
You can use water to thin Faskolor, but the denatured alcohol does a better job for me. When I used water to thin the Faskolor it seemed that I couldn't add much water before the paint tended to run when spraying. With the alcohol, you don't need to add much, but it helps the paint spray better.

The consistency doesn't seem to change too much from unthinned... ten or twelve drops to a bottle won't make much of a change in consistency. Faskolor always looks real thick to me, nothing like lacquers. I might start experimenting with more alcohol, I know with water I couldn't add much before the Faskolor tended to run very easily. Alcohol might act differently since it evaporates so much quicker than water.

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Originally posted by Speedo
I got the iwata eclipse cs coming this week, any tips?
If you haven't been to this site, you definitely ought to check it out... here's a link directly to his page about maintenance... he uses an Iwata Eclipse as an example.

http://www.howtoairbrush.com/apart.htm

The rest of the site is pretty useful too...

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Old 09-03-2001, 05:49 AM
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I have an Aztek 470 came with lots of different needles all colour coded plus its adjustable between single or double action works really well.
I'd recomend one.
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Thanks Trips.

The eclipse can spray anywhere from a fine line to 2 inches all using one needle, very convenient.
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:17 AM
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i was wondering about the badger beginer (lowest of the range) air brush.... i know it has a single something is it good enough to start out??....gemme your views
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:35 PM
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RacerTex: You want to have the consistency of Skim Milk.

MR4: A double action is really the best way to go in my opinion. Sure, it will take some getting used in order to "freeze" your finger to get a consistant flow, but it also allows you to adjust the paint flow as you paint, as opposed to stopping, adjusting the brush, trying again, stopping, adjust again, etc.

A lot of decent double actions are available at a very good price these days. What I like personally about the Paasche VL series is that it has an adjustment to regulate the minimum paint flow, so in a way, it's like having both a single and a double action airbrush in one!
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:58 PM
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Well I just used my dad's airbrush for the second(first time doing the whole body with one) and I love it. It's an old paasche(spelling) duel action and this thing rocks! I'm usuing the new pactra paints and I did a black to metallic blue fade(actually on the label it says basic blue but its more mettalic) and this turned out great, it was my first time doing a fade and it turned out great(i really love it). Now I just hope I don't mess up the flames when I paint em tomarrow(ran outta thinner)
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Old 09-04-2001, 05:40 PM
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I think the paacshe VL is only about 50 bucks US.

D5, you can use water to thin the paint...
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