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Old 09-04-2001, 09:42 PM   #76
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Oh BTW I'm using pactra so water won't work, I don't think. Will it?
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Old 09-04-2001, 10:56 PM   #77
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D5: Only if you're using Pactra's Acryl line of paints (the new acrylic ones). If you're using the Racing Finish paints (lacquer based), then I recommend that you use the Pactra lacquer thinner. I tried regular lacquer thinner once... it didn't seem to work as well as the Pactra for me. They must add the flex agent to the thinner or something.
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Old 09-05-2001, 08:43 AM   #78
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I'm usuing the new pactra with the racing finish thinner and it seems to work great.
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Old 09-05-2001, 11:54 AM   #79
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Smile Carbon Fibre look

I've found the particular matting used to emulate the carbon fibre look, but what colors do I use (black, silver) ?
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Old 09-05-2001, 06:08 PM   #80
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Geppetto, it really only works with parma paints and you use pearl charcoal for the first coat, then black for the second.

My airbrush came today! YAY, I have some 59 cent paints I got from the craft store that work almost as well as the parma ones when thinned, so I'll do a bit of practice with them.
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Thanks Speedo. I'm pressed for time so I may skip that idea this time.
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How do you guys clean your airbrush? I just sprayed water through it after each color, then when I was done I partially disassembled it and cleaned that out with water, but is there a special solution or something you use?
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Old 09-06-2001, 03:28 PM   #83
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You can find Airbrush cleaning solution at your Arts and Crafts store. If you really want to clean out the build up that accumulates over time, they also have mini-cleaning brushes that let you get into the tiny openings inside of the airbrush.
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Is spraying water through it for the first few times Ok though?
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That's OK. You could even use water mixed with a mild detergent like liquid hand soap(not dishwashing liquid!), but get the solution as soon as you can. You'd be surprised how much paint residue accumulates over time inside the airbrush!

Use a damp paper towel to clean the residue off of the needle and the brush tip.
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Old 09-13-2001, 07:24 PM   #86
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I just sprayed some thinner through it, but there is still paint in there...Is this OK, as long as the paint you spray isn't tinted?

Also, I have painted my XXX body, and the paint will scratch off with your fingernail if you press relatively hard. It has been drying about a week, and is parma...Is this normal?

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Well I got the pics of my latest paint job on my friends PT cruiser, check em out
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Hey that's cool, nice job D5!
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I just sprayed some thinner through it, but there is still paint in there...Is this OK, as long as the paint you spray isn't tinted?

Also, I have painted my XXX body, and the paint will scratch off with your fingernail if you press relatively hard. It has been drying about a week, and is parma...Is this normal?

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To a certain extent, yeah it does sorta scratch..but not all the way through to the lexan. You need to back it, and it should be fine in my opinion.
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Well, it scratches all the way through, so I'm guessing that's not good! I'll try putting another coat of backing on.
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