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stoney

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Bits on painted surfaces
« on: February 26, 2011, 09:55:02 PM »

 
 Good evening fellow modelers , is it just me or is normal to get bits of dust sticking to surfaces that i'm airbrushing ?

 Paul
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 11:05:00 PM »

It isn't normal but does happen unless you can keep the dust down.
I know it does sound obvious but it must be coming from somewhere.

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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 11:12:31 PM »

Depending on the Material being painted it could be static electricity build up. The use of a Tack cloth may also help to ensure that
the surface is clean. John.
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 01:38:56 AM »

a few tips that might help, first make sure whatever you have placed the item to be painted on is clean & dust free( try blowing it with just the air from your airbrush. then use a tack rag to remove last traces of dirt from the surface of what you are painting.
Another point is when we spray anything, the air going forward from the gun/airbrush creates a slight vacuum behind the gun which pulls fibers from your clothes & sticks them to the subject> thats why car sprayers wear the paper overalls.
finally, when everything is ready to paint, go make yourself a cuppa & leave the dust to settle for a while, then tak rag it off before spraying
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 10:36:34 PM »


Thanks for the tips, garage was a little dusty  :embarrassed: have had a good spring clean so I'll see how it goes now

 Paul
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 07:23:58 PM »

my mate used to spray bits of his car in the bathroom - most dust-free room in house (apparently) - but SWMBO did NOT approve!
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 08:09:33 PM »

depending on how big your boat pieces are, you can make a spray booth from some boxes and sheets of plastic. while spraying, use an old vacuum cleaner to extract and catch the excess paint.
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 09:01:16 PM »

If you can wet the floor and then let the air circulate for a bit, wipe down your model and then paint.
It can help as well to paint after it rains.
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Re: Bits on painted surfaces
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 09:48:26 PM »

Try NOT to spray parts that are flat try to put them vertical less chance of dust getting on the surface

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