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What is the best way to paint with gloss paints.

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What is the best way to paint with gloss paints.
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 21, 2003 1:38 PM
Such as the body of the car.
My paints jobs really bite.

HELP PLEASE
thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 21, 2003 2:10 PM
I'll assume you are airbrushing, since you didn't say in your post. I use thin light coats of paint to cover the car body, flat or gloss paint. I let these coats dry for at least 24 hours. Then apply a light coat of Future floor polish to seal the decals and provide a high gloss finish. I airbrush the Future with with high air pressure 30-40 p.s.i. and apply one light coat at a time. Let the Future dry for 48 hours and add a second coat if you wish. I usually only put on one coat. Hope that helps some.

N.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 21, 2003 5:13 PM
KerryisKing,
Here's what I've learned about gettting a good finish from gloss paints. There's basically two ways to do it:
1. Put the paint on very thin and in multiple coats. If you're using an airbrush, thin the paint down quite a bit and be prepared to lay many coats on. It helps to lightly sand the paint in between coats. If you're using a spray can, warm it up in a dish of warm water as this will allow the paint to flow out better.
2. Put lots of coats on (ie. don't worry too much about thickness and orange-peel, etc), and then use a polishing kit to get the orange-peel and other perfections out.

The best job comes from combining #1 and #2. Of course, it takes lots of work too. Some guys have got the right 'touch' and can get a really great finish from #1 without any polishing. My skills and experience aren't that great yet.

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:41 AM
To get this finish. Tongue [:P]



first of al put on a primer.
Then paint a few light coats 4 or 5 let dry between each coat.
A last for the final touch put on a few wet coats, this means a heravy coats, watch out for dripping, also paint your coats that the overspray wil com on a place who is still wet, when you did the job perfectly you don't need polishing, otherwise a ltle polishing can help to get a smooth finish.
This one is not polished.



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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 9:41 AM
Here are a few extra tips;
bend a wire coat hanger so it fits into the bodyshell, you can then use this as a stand for painting, and use it to move the model.
Leave each coat to dry at least 24 hours.
Keep the model under a box (tupperware is ideal) to keep the dust off
A light rub down between coats will help the next coat stick better
If you can get acrylic car paint /primer in spraycans it's easier than messing around with an airbrush and you get genuine colours!
Good Luck
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 2:24 PM
primer the body, plastikote T-235 sandable gray is my favorite. let it dry for 24 hours. use 600 grit paper lightly, wash it off and let AIR dry. apply second coat if necessary and let dry. if using a spray can, warm the paint in a pan of water. start with light "mist"coats. allow several minutes between coats for the paint to set up. keeping the paint warm, you are constantly shaking the can aren't you?, start laying on heavier "wet" coats. wait a few minutes between coats. now put the darn thing away in a dust free place for at least 7 days preferably longer. don't do anything to hobby enamel form 7-10 days minimum. krylon takes a little bit less, but not much. you can polish the paint, or clearcoat and after dry polsh the clear. its a lot of work but i've done well in contests with these tried and true methods.
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