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Continuing CT 3 paint saga

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So seeing the UK safety Nazis have banned even more ingredients from paint,my simple paint job has ended up costing twice as much as it should have plus the first attempt by someone who had my tin wear for three months and never got further than blasting everything back and dawbing loads of filler in everything,i have finaly got paint,rubbed back ,isolated and primed.So seeing the UK safety Nazis have banned even more ingredients from paint,my simple paint job has ended up costing twice as much as it should have plus the first attempt by someone who had my tin wear for three months and never got further than blasting everything back and dawbing loads of filler in everything,i have finaly got paint,rubbed back ,isolated and primed.
The paint i have is good gear but an absolute nightmare to use because it's water based and runs at nothing.
I'll keep you posted
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Replied by shyted on topic Continuing CT 3 paint saga

While were on it, beware of the lego men, they run off with your stuff
11 Feb 2021 10:29 #2

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic Continuing CT 3 paint saga

shyted wrote: While were on it, beware of the lego men, they run off with your stuff

It's alright though Dave, they've only got little legs 

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Yes the little swines .They also ambush folks by stabbing you in the sole of your feet when you have no shoes on.
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Despite the freezing conditions, the paint is on.
The top coat was hard to get good.
You either have too much paint or stripes due to the paint nozzle despite being a good 30 CM
away from the surface . 
I went for too much paint so will have some dry flatting back to do. I say dry because it's water based and of 
course water just goes straight through if it goes onto the surface.
In the following pics you have the base coat followed by the top coat.

  
 
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So an update.
I ended up rubbing the tank back as i was learning as i went along with the water based paint.
The thing you have to do with aerosol paint of this type is go at least 18" away from the surface.
The paint is heavy and lots of metalic components in the base paint.
The base paint goes on easy by comparison to the top coat.
It dries as rough as a bears arse .Don't touch it. If you do then your rubbing back to the primer.
I found it easier spraying onto barrier coat too.
The top coat goes on in light coats other wise it streaks or runs . Don't be tempted to put " a bit more on "
as it concentrates on edges and dries darker.
The pics show the 5th attempt. You can see the sparkle . Spray max 2K primer over the top.
Job done .
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Water based, that's amazing. Maybe not too bad once one relearns how to spray and all the little tricks? I bet it took most of us lots of practice with oil based spraying and little tricks (like the spray can in hot water) and those probably don't transfer over too well. Looks great!
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darinm wrote: Water based, that's amazing. Maybe not too bad once one relearns how to spray and all the little tricks? I bet it took most of us lots of practice with oil based spraying and little tricks (like the spray can in hot water) and those probably don't transfer over too well. Looks great!

Hahahahaha,funny you should say that Darinm as that's exactly what i did,plus drying the painted surface with a hair dryer between coats.
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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic Continuing CT 3 paint saga

Clearly...you learned a boatload along the way, as it looks marvelous. Congrats.
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Great job Dave 

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