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Post  Gav_rs1800 Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:51 pm

Well guys wat would be d best paint 2 paint cars in was lookin a laquire finish

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Post  RORY O CONNOR Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:19 pm

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Post  Gav_rs1800 Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:41 am

🤣🤣🤣Thank you Rory for your advice on my english, i will ask my teacher today to help me on to ask for better help,

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Post  DAVERS Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:26 pm

Hi Gav are you spraying from rattle can or spray gun & can I ask is it 2 Pak or water based paints you are using
I can understand your question perfectly

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Post  brian Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:27 am

Unfortunately, there is no one answer as there are so many variables.

For myself, I mainly use rattle cans still, as my airbrush is just too fine for 1/18 and it takes far to long to paint a model.

  • Prepare your model well. If its a diecast, I will normally strip it back to metal (probably another full topic) but if its resin, Ill sand the existing surface to create a good key.

  • If the car has multiple colours, plan in advance the order your going to spray. Use a good quality masking tape. Tamiya are pretty good but im sure there are other options.

  • I always prime with white, it makes the end colour pop more.

  • Give the cans a good rattle for a couple of mins. I heat up the paint can as well, which helps the paint spray finer. But do this at your own risk. Dont overheat it.

  • start with very light coats first, just a dusting. Then build up to heavier coats.

  • Dont paint if you are in a rush, or you dont have good lighting. You WILL make a mistake and have to start over.

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Post  Gav_rs1800 Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:42 pm

Hi Brian,

Thank you for your reply, It would be mainly diecast cars
I will be doing.

What brand cans do you use?

What do you use to finish them off?

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Post  brian Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:57 pm

It depends what colour I need. I use Halfords for Primer/White/Black. My local Halfords only has very basic colours so for more colourful models, my local Auto Factor has a range of Holts paints. These are pretty good and reasonably priced. For more specialised colours Ive used Tamiya rattle cans in the past too.


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