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Managed an acceptable silk finish today. Used Tamiya Clear Gloss, ca,30% thinner and ca.5-10% Paint Retarder. Sprayed at about 12-15cm distance at half throttle (2 bar) on my particular compressor which is a cheap-ish unit from the Norwegian equivalent of Halfords. There seems to me to be an aweful lot of variable parameters in the air-brushing process! I'm quite nervous while doing the actual spraying....because I don't actually know what I'm doing I suppose.
|Paul T||20/09/2020 18:37:50|
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That is a very nice satin finish, its not a finish that I have ever tried to do.
|ashley needham||21/09/2020 08:26:46|
6851 forum posts
Nice finish George and worth the effort.
Matt and semi-Matt finishes I always thought were the trickiest to do.
Trevor has been trying to spray a fluorescent green, and that’s awful stuff....thin and very difficult to get even.
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Flourescent needs to have white undercoat but I'm sure Trevor knows that already.
Hull heading for the cellar store today. It's a bit early in the build to do the hull paintwork but I needed the practice! I expect I'll be spraying again after the build. Bound to be some knocks and scratches.
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