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Simono8216

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Mr. Hobby buffable metallics
« on: September 26, 2016, 08:51:32 PM »
Just got myself a budget airbrush and having some fun with it. Only I've run into a snag. When I used to hand paint the Mr. Hobby metallics I could buff them up to a great finsh, this was through trial and error( yea don't gloss coat before you try to buff, what was I thinking?)now with the airbrush it does gloss up but I don't get the metallic gloss I used to get. Any ideas????? Tried low pressure and high. I haven't thinned them down as it seems to go through my 0.3 mm no problem.

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Re: Mr. Hobby buffable metallics
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 12:50:38 PM »
difficult question to answer, with no photos, but at a guess id say the reason to could buff to a high shine when hand painting is you use alot more paint, so when you buff all the paint and pigment would bed down and create a smooth finish.
however when spraying you probably use alot lass paint on the surface, so when buffing it doesnt bed in and get a smooth finish.
just a guess, prehaps use alot more layers of paint sprayed should work.

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Re: Mr. Hobby buffable metallics
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 02:29:44 PM »
Cheers I'll lay down some more coats see if that helps

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Re: Mr. Hobby buffable metallics
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 08:57:54 AM »
Found out my issue. I was using the wrong thinner. I was using Tamiya x 20a but when I switched over to a lacquer thinner I was able to buff away with great results with only two coats. Gloss black base helps too.

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Re: Mr. Hobby buffable metallics
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 02:11:58 PM »
Good catch, yeah, Mr Hobby is lacquer.  I recommend always using the Paint's Brand Lacquer.
I noticed you always get better results that way.