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Old 12-01-2008, 03:37 AM   #41
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I get a REALLY annoying problem of colour bleed under masking, whats the best way of preventing this from happening? Thanks for any inormation.

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Paint your surface with multiple passes. First two passes are "mist coats", which dry quickly and seal off the edges of the masking tape. And then do 3-4 more passes, gradually building up the color. Main reason of color bleed is that you are trying to cover the area with one single thick pass, and the paint ends up too wet on the suface.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #42
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Should I allow stand time between coats? or are all the passes in the same sit in?

Thanks, really good advice, I was jts blasting it all on.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #43
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Should I allow stand time between coats? or are all the passes in the same sit in?

Thanks, really good advice, I was jts blasting it all on.
A little bit, yes. Depends on the paint and dry time - but thats part of the point of thin, multiple coats. Shouldn't take more than 3-5 minutes between light coats. Slow and steady.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:57 PM   #44
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With the plain white fiberglass canopy from helidirect. Is it recommended to still prime it white or can it just be sanded and cleaned then painted?
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:53 AM   #45
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I got an airbrush for x-mas and ordered two of the white bodies myself.. Are they good to go for painting or do you need to prime?
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:05 AM   #46
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I'm just going to guess and say go ahead and prime it. Better to prime and have it then to paint and find out that you did need it. I was actually going to start painting today. I picked up paint made by http://www.autoaircolors.com/ . I got it at our local artists hobby shop. They say this stuff is great because it gives all the benefits of auto color paints but with water based cleanup. Check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1n6408IfaQ This guy shows different paints to airbrush with and why. Also check out his other videos they gave me great information to along with the project in this thread to get started. Especially the clearcoat video! I hope I can do it almost as well as the one in this thread!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #47
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I get a REALLY annoying problem of colour bleed under masking, whats the best way of preventing this from happening? Thanks for any inormation.
A sneaky trick it to mask and then throw down another pass of the base color - it seals the edges cleanly - then follow up with your new color and voila.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:56 PM   #48
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A sneaky trick it to mask and then throw down another pass of the base color - it seals the edges cleanly - then follow up with your new color and voila.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:19 AM   #49
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+2. I either do that, or a quick shot of intercoat clear...
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:40 AM   #50
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What happened to the photos??
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #51
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if anyone need a good source of paints for your house of kolor needs i use coastairbrush dave is a friend of mine i been shopping there for years he sells the hok in 1,2,5, oz setups
or if your a noob and you want to learn more got 30 buck buy a book by craig frasier cheap tricks and special fx i only use iwata airbrushes i have most of there eclipse line all the way to the kustom line . here is a trick i showed at a class i taught if you hate dealing with the laq's and the other clearners and you use the iwata airbrushes with the teflon o rings just use a can of carb cleaner i been doing it for years at my demos and it fast for quick clean ups .. if you looking for a good airbrush to start out with i would recomend a iwata hpc plus .. i will include a link to the daves place . And if need be they have a custom paint fourm on there that a buch of the pro's use for tips and tricks.
if you any and certin questions feel free to pm me with them i will do my best to help you out...
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:03 AM   #52
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Hello All!! Does anyone know where the pictures went? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #53
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Hello All!! Does anyone know where the pictures went? Thanks in advance for your help!
yah ide love to see em 2
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #54
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If the OP and any other contributors can email me the photos and enough info so I can synch them with the text here, I'll format and post the whole thing on a web page on my server ... for long term viewing (and add a link here). Or, if the OP wants to prepare a html page with this tutorial content, I'd be happy to host it... ( HF might be as well ).
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:21 PM   #55
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Am I the only one not able to view the pictures?? I saved this link because it's such a great post that shows step-by-step of how to paint a canopy.

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:56 PM   #56
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nope you are not the only one. Sucks cause I also bookmarked it too.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:10 AM   #57
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with out being to blunt

ok may be not worthless ,but DJ RPR really worked hard at this tread making it really easy to see what is going on step by step ,And like me and meny others we booked marked this thread so when we have the time we would give it a shot our selfs
is there any way this can be resloved ?
maybe start a new main post thread on painting skill
and use this one as a sticky as its so dam good
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:23 PM   #58
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It appears as if the web site the pics were linked from no longer exists...
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #59
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Just went to show someone these awesome pics and they're gone! Bummin.
Anyway to restore them? (Got server space if needed).
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:43 AM   #60
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I PM'd the OP quite a while ago about restoring the pics somewhere, but never heard back. I'm gonna try another approach...
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