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Tip dry combat for wicked

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Robbyrockett2, Jan 13, 2018 at 7:27 PM.


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    Well I decided i'd try and do some junk airbrushing with folkart multi surface. It works fine, the pigment grind is small enough that even the white showed no issues spraying form a .2 nozzle once thinned enough with some 4012 or with windex like glass cleaner. The adhesion is actually slightly better than wicked, even on plastics, even the worst plastics , PET and lexan. The light fastness is rated very high.

    The problem, It takes forever to dry. It feels like oil paint if you rub it between your fingers un thinned. A dusting takes 5 minutes to dry to the touch. A light coat takes 20.

    So it wasn't a good candidate for most AB work.

    It does seem to be completely compatible with wicked though. So, I started using it to adjust dry times for wicked. i just add the same color to same color.

    With a little bit added the dry time on the wicked increases and of course consequently tip dry actually reduces dramatically by simply adding enough to make the wicked take a few seconds longer to dry.


    In the future I'd like to try using the folkart enamel clear medium in the same manner to eliminate the color having to be the same.

    Anyways, It's about $1.30 a bottle if you want to try it. That clear medium is about &2.60 If someone else gets to it before I do.
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    If I can find a means of making it dry faster (maybe 4011) it would actually be an awesome paint by itself. Which is not that surprising.
    It's kind of like with house paint. Why can you buy a gallon of paint that will go on with little to no prep work, last 20 years with zero maintenance, Apply easily and yet it still costs $30? Because it is by far the largest paint market, with the highest demands and the most competition and the most R+D money. People with no paint knowledge are often the most demanding ,they just expect to be able to slap it on and have it work.
    Well the craft paint market is the same way.
    I will not be surprised when I find a craft paint that outperforms airbrush paints honestly.
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