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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:54 am 
Retro Guru
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Location: West Sussex
Probably wrong room (sorry).

I bought myself a cheap and cheerful airbrushing kit and fancy doing some paint touch up (starting with some old scrap frames obviously !).

Any tips on paint etc ? Obviously lots of prep& masking needed.

What paint would be best, I have had one friend recommend decanting rattle can paint in the airbrush & another friend said DON'T use rattle can.... (see my problem).

Also will old (20-30 y/o bike) paint react with new ? Presumably GT weren't using water based paint in the early 90s.....

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:19 am
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Location: Portland, OR. USA
I've never used it, but I would probably try this.I wouldn't do an entire frame in it though.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:16 pm 
Geoff Capes

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:44 pm
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Location: bristol
I have used Humbrol air drying craft enamels in the past , they come in a wide range of colours
and can produce a very good finish with care

You will just need to experiment with the correct ratio of thinners to paint required to get a sprayable mix

I flatted the existing paint finish and took rust spots back to bare metal before spraying

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