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Createx Auto Air Paints
Posted by theoldman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:16 AM

Has anyone tried using Auto Air line of paints?  I've been testing on a few things and like the sealers that do a pretty good job sealing those dastardly styrene colored kits.  And did a few spoon tests on Candy Apple and Blue.  Anyone complete a kit using these paints?  If so, you're thoughts?

Gary

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:48 AM

When Jimmy Rass finds this post I believe he will have some words of encouragement for you.Wink

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by theoldman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:07 PM

Bainford

When Jimmy Rass finds this post I believe he will have some words of encouragement for you.Wink

 

Thanks for the heads up Bainford.  I look forward to Jimmy's thoughts.

Gary

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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by jwrass14 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:03 PM

Ah Ha.... I do indeed have some info and experience with AutoAire.. If you take a look at the responce I made to Jim G on pg 2 of this thread tiltled "What type & brand of paint do ........"it's pretty much there.

AA is a great choice but takes a different technique in the initial coats which will make or break the final outcome... everything you hopefully need to know should be on Jims thread. 

 

This is a wooden pizza turner I preped and painted with AA products for my Daughter (Which actually hangs on her wall as a peice of funky artwork... complete with old fashioned church keys)

The Base is Pearl White, Followed by Rasberry Pearl, Two coats of Kandy Apple Red with some Rainbow Flake.

 I don't use it for everything.... Just another tool in the tool box.... and I loves me tools..

Jimmy "RASS"

"I Have Flying Monkey's And I'm Not Afraid To Use Them"

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Posted by theoldman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:38 PM

Great job!  And, yes, I'm learning the technique is different, but not impossible.  The biggest/best tool using AA is patience.  I think I've heard that before though.

Thanks for the info and tip on page 2.

Gary

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:19 PM

jwrass14

Ah Ha.... I do indeed have some info and experience with AutoAire.. If you take a look at the responce I made to Jim G on pg 2 of this thread tiltled "What type & brand of paint do ........"it's pretty much there.

AA is a great choice but takes a different technique in the initial coats which will make or break the final outcome... everything you hopefully need to know should be on Jims thread. 

 

This is a wooden pizza turner I preped and painted with AA products for my Daughter (Which actually hangs on her wall as a peice of funky artwork... complete with old fashioned church keys)

The Base is Pearl White, Followed by Rasberry Pearl, Two coats of Kandy Apple Red with some Rainbow Flake.

 I don't use it for everything.... Just another tool in the tool box.... and I loves me tools..

Jimmy "RASS"

 

 

Brillliant that is my surname,fame at last..SmileSmile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by theoldman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:39 PM

Big SmileAha, another guy with humor Big Smile.  Yes, I've found working with AA does force you to do things a bit different and experimentation is the rule.  Staying within the system is the other rule.  And by saying that I mean using AA reducers, sealers and intercoats.  I've been using the black sealer for the underneath of most of my models so far and love how nice and even it dries and makes for a good base for dry brushing,etc.  Depending on the size of your needle and what air pressure you can use more reducer without sacrificing coverage.  Experiment, I used older engines to see how low to get the air pressure needed to cover the smaller items.  And cleaning is just as easy as cleaning solvent based paints. 

spoons

Using the spoons I experimented with Candy Apply Red and Candy Brite Blue.  With the CA I used their gold base and the blue used a fine silver base while the last one I used Candy Apple Red over the silver base just to see what I get.  A nice shade of Lilac although should have done just a couple more light coats.  As with most Candies, you still need to worry about applying too many coats as you will get to a saturation point.  So far gaining more confident using AA and having fun playing around with them.  I'm old, going on 69, but love learning new stuff all the time.

Gary

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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by jwrass14 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:43 PM

Gary,

Great looking spray outs.....I really like the Lilac as it's different from the norm. I just turned 62 and I hear you loud and clear.... Never to old to learn and share!

As far as the humor.... I certainly hope that's what it is... regardless I will continue to contribute to share my 40+ years experience be it with a spray gun or a brush in my hand. I post for no other reason than to help and share.... Trust me I have so many other things I could be doing with my time than posting. I was taught by two loving parents at a young age that is was a good thing to share.....

Peace....

Jimmy "RASS"

"I Have Flying Monkey's And I'm Not Afraid To Use Them"

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