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Have any of you airbrushers out there tried the Water Based Paints from auto air? I was curious about clearcoating over them. I would assume you need to clear coat over with a good quality eurothane right? Any problems with that? I ordered a set and plan on trying them out on our helmets for racing and practicing on some scrap metal until I figure them out. The how to's on the auto air site look just too easy. Can it be true?
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I have about $400 worth that I did not like and now use on t shirts. What I have is the old stuff (first formula / white caps) Very gummy, poor adhesion, masking problems. The new stuff (black caps is smoother but still needs to be heat set (time consuming) and must be applied in thin coats. For automotive, I use ppg's omni, hok, alsa, and xotic. More and more new airbrush people use auto air since Mickey Harris is a rep. for it . And they have never used automotive solvent based paints before to feel the difference. Some people are just not set up to handle the "stinky paints" YES you can uro clear over auto air. I still hear of delimitation with it from some people.
 

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Thanks Rebel. Appreciate the input before I waste more $$$$ on the product. Will give it a test try. I have used pretty much everything out there and I got to tell ya, the urethanes flow so much better than the water based stuff. I am amazed how fine a line I can get the the no. 1 tip on my Paasche H and the turbo Paasche AB airbrush. I have been using Paasche for over 30 years now and love them. Have used acrylic lacquers in the past but man, these urethanes are great for non clogging free flowing airbrush work. I still use acrylic on canvas and of course, it clogs like crazy but I love acrylics anyway. Will have to see where these products take me. I am thinking of doing the bed cover in some wild skull design with snakes coming out of the eyes and going horizontally across the bed and then vertically with pin line work using the brush to go out towards the tail gate. :jester
 

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Dang! I just noticed looking at your studio, that you have the same hook up for multiple airbrushes as I do! I had to go to a plumbing place to get the fittings that all would fit to make five airbrushes run together with one feed line and regulator.
 
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