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rockitdoc 12-03-2005 04:32 PM

New Gun Needed for Ghost Flames?
I want to spray the clear/pearl mix heavier near the edges of the licks on a ghost flame so they stand out a bit. I was planning on using an airbrush since I don't know if my big HVLP gun is accurate enough to just hit the edge when the licks are so narrow (maybe <1/2" wide) near the ends? But, I've never used an airbrush before and would rather stick with tools I'm more familiar with. Ghost flames are experimental at this point and I'd like to eliminate as many other variables as possible to reduce my chances of 'learning-the-hard-way (my usual approach). What do you guys use/suggest for shooting the edges of the flames?

doc :) :) :)



milo 12-03-2005 05:07 PM

,,If it were me...

I would not so much be shooting at the panel but instead shoot the masking paper near the flame and let the overspray find it's way to the design.

rockitdoc 12-03-2005 05:21 PM

With an AB?
Need an airbrush to keep the spray pattern small, or just reduce the air pressure at the HVLP?

astroracer 12-03-2005 05:31 PM

An airbrush will give you MUCH more control over where your paint is going then a big HVLP gun... I wouldn't even think to attempt this on a tight pattern with a big gun. Get yourself an airbrush and practice with it on a couple of test panels. It isn't a hard thing to master and you will get the hang of it quickly. Keep us in the loop and let us know what/how you are doing.

Bee4Me 12-03-2005 07:05 PM

Back again huh? LOL...
I'm just yankin yer chain. :welcome:

Pick up a cheap touch up gun off ebay or Harbor Freight for like $15.00 and use it like Milo said and shoot AT the tape.
That Peak will do fine if you use some SG-100 or Binder with the pearl.
Kinda depends on how BIG the flames are.

rockitdoc 12-03-2005 07:15 PM

New Gun?
OK, sounds like SG-100 is what I need for the pearl instead of the HOK clear if I'm gonna use an AB. Unless I could just thin the urethane clear down to go through the AB. It's a Badger 150-4, BTW.


mrcleanr6 12-03-2005 08:09 PM

for large flames on a car do what bee said and use a touchup gun. an airbrush would be great on a bike tank but it will be a little small i think for a car.

rockitdoc 12-04-2005 10:58 AM

Bike Tank
Perfect. This is a CBX 1000 tank, fenders and etc. I'll try the AB.

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