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Old 02-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Grrrrr....

Well... I just stripped all the paint off of the window piece of my revell mini cooper model.

I originally tried to use an airbrush to paint the black trim on the windows after masking all the windows off (It's just one rectangular-shaped piece), but painting w/ the airbrush wasn't making the paint stick, even after a coat of primer.

So, I decided to brush paint it. It ended up having really uneven edges and I decided to strip off the paint.


Here's my question. Is there a reason why the paint won't stick to it with the airbrush?... the brush way only worked with relatively thick coats.

Also, sanding is basically impossible, unless I want some neat little scratches on my windows
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:05 PM   #2
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Re: Grrrrr....

Did you have the paint too thin when you airbrushed?
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
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Re: Grrrrr....

I might have had it a little bit too thin, but it wasn't really sticking too well (I mean like the surface wasn't accepting the paint too well).
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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Perhaps you should have tried several misted light coats to build up a base for the paint before you tried a heavier coat.

It's better to build up the paint in several light coats than to try to cover everything with one pass.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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Re: Grrrrr....

It was probably the thickness (or lack of).

I did put on several light coats... but when I went to put on a heavier coat... it didn't affect it much.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:35 PM   #6
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Re: Grrrrr....

Did you wash the window before painting, in order to remove the release agents that could prevent the paint to stick?
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:39 PM   #7
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no ... I'm going to attempt to repaint it later tonight... I'll tell you how it goes.
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It seemed like it went on better after washing it and making the paint thicker.. It still seemed to be kind of transparent before my last coat. Hopefully I put enough on it to get rid of the transparency :|
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Build it up in many layers and turn your pressure up so the paint is dry as it hits the surface. I always airbrush Tamiya flat black on the back of windows and turn the pressure up to about 25-30 psi and put it on lightly. You will have better results with a good dual action air brush because they mix the paint internally and atomize the paint better. I use the Badger Crescendo 175. If the paint is going on too wet it will not stick good.
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Re: Grrrrr....

LOL... thats the exact same one I have.

I had it at about 20... so pumping it up might be a good idea. I'll try that when I paint the body.

Right now I'm using Model Masters Flat Black paint... so I think it should be similar.
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