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    Haven't been able to start my benchwork on my layout but I started on a scratch build while I wait. I was pleased with the build and got brave to dig into painting. Sadly that did not go so well, I bought a cheap airbrush as I wanted to try to learn the basics and maybe one day upgrade, as the few cars I have tried to paint with spray paint in the past did not go well. Sadly, I got the result I was trying to avoid. As you can see from the photos most of the paint went on rough and in some areas it didn't cover completely. The car prototypes are normally pretty beat up so I may be able to save this yet. I haven't decided if I am going to get a new airbrush (as the one I bought broke after one use, there is airflow but no paint goes through) or try to touch it up with spray paint.

    Once I finish attempting to salvage the paint I will dig into finding decals. Unfortunately, I do not see any ITFX out there but I may have to get brave and try to get a letter set and attempt to do my own (another first for me). On that subject, once my paint is right do I need to seal the car with a clear coat then do decals and weathering/graffiti then seal again or do I do everything together and then seal? I do not want to ruin it and didn't know if the exposed paint would ruin the decals once micro set/sol is used.

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    If you're just doing black the $0.99 quick color rattler from home depot works great. You can get it perfectly smooth with a little practice
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    Just turn the rough spots into rust.
    WAAAAGH!! Wait, wrong hobby. TRAAAAAAIIIINNN!!

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    Paint wasn't thinned enough, as for the not spraying paint did you clean the nozzle out after use.

    What kind of paint & thinner did you use
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribou View Post
    Paint wasn't thinned enough, as for the not spraying paint did you clean the nozzle out after use.

    What kind of paint & thinner did you use
    I used Tru-Color as it stated it didn't need to be thinned but I agree I may should have done so after the outcome. I did clean afterwards but with no luck, as I mentioned it was a very cheap air brush. I bought another one to try with the compressor, we will see if that creates any better results. I did by some acrylic paints instead with some thinner to see if that may first before dipping back into the Tru-Color
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    Tru color is a great paint I use it all the time.

    I painted Bronmans GP40-2 with it.

    Try using 50% acetone thinner a lot cheaper and more for your money.

    Tru color needs to be treated like an acrylic even though it's not as it'll dry on the tip.

    I shoot mine at about 20-22 psi.

    Shooting straight from the bottle is not thin enough.

    Hope this helps.

    Tru-Color also strips with 70% or better rubbing alcohol
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