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i need to ask some things
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:43 PM
i just got myself a Airbrush & air Compressor Kit like from the net i got ti today and i wanna know how do i get the brush paint lines out of my body with my airbrush,can i just thinner to take all of the paint off of the body and repaint it or what?
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 7:04 PM
If I got you right, the thinner will not remove the paint like you want it to. Either you need to completely strip the paint wih something( I'm sure you can get a lot of tips from other members about what to use) or sand out the paint , smooth it out and reshoot your subject with the airbrush. All you do the other way is waste thinner and poison yourself with the fumes. Hope this helps. If I'm wrong, someone out there please correct me.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 7:16 PM
ok,yea u got what i was tryin to say thx for your reply
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 9:52 PM
what kinda sand paper do u all use? b/c i need to get some but i dont know what kind to get
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 7:09 AM
hey mate the best way to get paint off is to use something to strip the paint. I use automotive brake fluid, but I have heard U can use Castrol CSC (just remember these are pretty harsh chemicals so use gloves and a respirator - U should have one for painting anyway).

hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 12:39 PM
Use CSC it works great. Just make sure to get the stuff in the purple bottle or jug. Also this link has a great comparison and how-to on stripping paint.

http://www.bonediggers.com/1-3/strip/strip.html

Brad
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Thursday, February 12, 2004 12:40 PM
If you are using sandpaper, the coarsest I use is 400 grit or 600 grit depending on the type of work I want to do. Don't forget, the higher the number, the finer the paper. To smooth and polish paint I use as coarse as 1000 and all the way up to 12000. Be careful. You can sand through paint and remove parts and detail faster than you think.
Remember, patience ,patience patience and then when you're frustrated, more patience. It's well worth it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 14, 2004 10:18 AM
i wanna ask something esle. what is the besy way to paint around the windows if u cant get that one stuff called bare-metal foil whatever??
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Saturday, February 14, 2004 11:00 AM
Taping the trim off with some Masking tape and then painting them with a brush. You can use an aribrush but you have to cover the entire car with ta[e with takes time and hightens the level of disaster when you peel the tape back off.
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Saturday, February 14, 2004 1:27 PM
Very careful brush painting with some magnification if you can get it.
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