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airbrushing on a car

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airbrushing on a car
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:12 PM
if anyone can help me on how to paint a car bonnet, i am just starting to airbrush on cars and im not sure what the whole process is. Do i have to spray with white primer where the picture is going? or can i just airbrush after sanding it down?
any help will be appreciated
thank you.
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  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Monday, June 16, 2003 12:20 AM
I usually use a gray or black primer before painting, but I have had success without priming as well.

When I prime, I usually use a lacquer primer. For a long time I did not prime, and things came out just fine.

Just make sure you clean the plastic completely. I use a mild soapy solution, and rince it thoroughly. Let it air dry, then the paint should stick well. ... a free site for modelers ... a nice Modeling Forum
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Posted by eaglecentral on Monday, June 16, 2003 2:31 PM

I always use a primer, especially on cars. Depending on the top color, I'll either use a flat white or flat grey primer (white for lighter colors, grey for darker). The primer allows you to see the flaws you missed in your sanding so that you can go back and fix them before you put on your finish color. Remember to go back and re-prime the spots you fixed before you spray your final color. This ensures that you'll get a uniform final color on your auto. Seems like a lot of extra work, but the finished product is well worth the effort. I always end up painting my autos two or three times before I get it right anyway.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 1:22 AM
is this how you would airbrush on a real car???
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  • From: Hayward, CA
Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 7:13 AM

I was wondering if you were talking about painting on a real car when you mentioned "where the picture is going."

Go to this forum and register there and then post your question under the 'Hard Surfaces' forum. Many of the people at this forum link below are airbrush artists that do this kind of work for a living.


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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:09 AM
ok thanks a lot for that


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