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03-08-2012 04:19 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Wedge77

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I havent seen any threads here on airbrushing.. or painting techniques. Want to try painting my Vibe canopy, and what paints or thinners are the best to use?
Thanks
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03-08-2012 04:24 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Dood

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Check this out-- LINK
A complete video series on canopy painting.

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03-08-2012 04:31 PM  6 years agoPost 3
jakehorky

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I use Createx Auto Air water based paints. I highly recommend them - I hear their latest formula is even better (called Wicked Colors).

I prep it for paint by rubbing it with a green Scotch Bright pad, then clean thoroughly with soap and water, then dry thoroughly, and finally I put down a layer of their Base Coat Sealer.

After airbrushing, I send them to my buddy's auto body shop to have them cleared and buffed.

If you're masking or stenciling, it's important to keep the paint light so it doesn't build up into gummy layers which will certainly peel when you remove the masking. If you're in a humid area, you might want to dry each layer with a heat gun (a couple seconds is all it takes).

Good luck!

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03-08-2012 04:40 PM  6 years agoPost 4
jackheli

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I use Createx Auto Air water based paints. I highly recommend them - I hear their latest formula is even better (called Wicked Colors).
Where do you buy your paints from? is it an online store?

thx

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03-08-2012 06:01 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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what paints or thinners are the best to use?
HOK

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03-08-2012 07:57 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Futura SE

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Anyone who has owned a Insane Canopy can't argue that point.

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03-09-2012 12:07 AM  6 years agoPost 7
jakehorky

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Where do you buy your paints from? is it an online store?
I usually buy from Chicago Airbrush Supply, but most places carry it.

http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/

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03-09-2012 12:26 AM  6 years agoPost 8
jakehorky

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HOK
Sure they're great, there's millions of examples online. They probably even come out of the brush a little easier, especially for a beginner. But aren't there extra overheads for the casual painter to think about? Flash times, solvents, etc?

You can't go wrong with either, but I still stand by my recommendation for Wicked Colors. They're simple from prep to cleanup. When I started airbrushing I was painting in an apartment, so water based was the only option. I still use them today. Check my gallery; they work and they work well.

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03-09-2012 12:54 AM  6 years agoPost 9
heli-cuzz

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Krylon/Rustoleum rattle for all color.

Badger airbrush paints for shadowing.

Kustom 2k polyurethane speed clear for finish.

I'll go with HoK when I do buy my next airbrush paints.
Still learning this paint thing.
Thanks to Scott M.. Its a lot of fun!

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03-09-2012 12:58 AM  6 years agoPost 10
heli-cuzz

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Check this out-- LINK
A complete video series on canopy painting.
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03-09-2012 01:25 PM  6 years agoPost 11
kawaznic

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HOK paint is the way to go.

Createx auto air paints are not good with a lot of masking job.

Nicolas

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03-09-2012 06:26 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Wedge77

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thanks for all the comments guys, its something I've been wanting to play with, just some solid colors, and maybe a little pinstriping, nothing too fancy. Ill check out the links and when i get one done Ill post it up,
Wedge

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