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Trucker

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De cant spray
« on: June 11, 2020, 09:55:05 am »

I normally decant a lot of my paints from rattle cans, usual with no issue's, but, I need to use some etch primer, can I decant thus stuff and put through my airbrush.
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 11:44:19 am »

That is a expensive way to get paint, considering how little the quantity of paint that is in a rattle can. nemesis
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 02:27:51 pm »

I was thinking the same thing but he must have a reason to do it Nemesis. maybe he will enlighten us
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 06:07:07 pm »

yes gentleman, the reason for decanting the etch primer is i find when spraying from the can on to a small piece of a model i see a lot of paint just disappear into the air, as im going to paint some brass stations and other quite small tubes i think using my air brush might be less wasteful  ;)


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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 06:59:11 pm »

Trucker hello,
 Don't know how you do it but I shake the can as normal then put some cling film over a small glass jar and then put a bendy straw over the opening on the can even better if you can find a top with a little white spout on it maybe off something else always keep mine just for this purpose pushing the other end though the cling film into the jar works for me but never done etching primer but cant see why not.
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 08:23:29 pm »


Decanting rattlecan paint into an airbrush cup, or occasionally a pot just for brush painting is quite common in hobbies and SFX for just the reason just given, in that an airbrush will give the user much more control than a aerosol will. Rattlecans are great for large areas, as you can squirt away making sure you do not dwell over an area and cause runs, or spray too far away and cause orange peel etc.


I agree that rattlecan paint isn't always as good as say Tamiya or Alclad, but Ken (KP Nuts) got some really good results with Pound land aerosols.
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 06:36:42 am »


Something like this?


'DIY Airbrush cleaning pot that actually works for almost free' - https://youtu.be/U9OKqF0k46M
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2020, 10:13:48 pm »

I am going to be Decanting a paint can. The reason . Can not get it in small tins. 5L at 45 is the smallest . or for a 400ml spray can . I need about 300 ml or less.
As to Decant there are two ways . You Tube has a lot of great vid .
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Re: De cant spray
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2020, 06:56:45 pm »

Just a little bit off the subject but i have just used Wilco spray cans for the first time with excellent results
have used Halfords in the past but found Wilco's very user friendly. any one else used them?


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