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Transparent Base 5601 vs Transparent Base 4004

Discussion in 'Color the World!' started by huskystafford, Mar 5, 2018.


  1. huskystafford

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    I need some help with this one. I use wicked colors and spray them on t-shirts. I was using Trans base 4004 soon to be empty. Here is the catch. If I order 5601 960ml is 15 Euros cheaper then 4004. But I can't find info if 5601 would be good with wicked colors... I can only assume by the pictures on the bottles. Anybody have a clue about this one maybe?

    https://www.airbrush4you.de/en/crea...ors-for-airbrush-pinstriping-and-more/a-4004/

    https://www.airbrush4you.de/en/crea...s-for-airbrush-pinstriping-and-more/a-209011/
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    Thanks for your help and your time. I did check the video, which you linked, but I am still lost here lol
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    The 5601 is made for standard Createx while it will mix with Wicked it will also allow the paint to possibly fail on adhesion .
    I have learn that the hard way being when Wicked came out I tried using it to have the paint just peel off the hard surface .
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    this is the info I am looking for. I need it for t-shirts. So basically I am risking my work will wash off from t-shirt if I use 5601 and wicked combo I guess.
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    I got it mixed up with another video. There’s one describing the differences between the different clears by Createx. Maybe that was a Coast airbrush live feed. I can’t remember now.
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    Some of the guys on here in the past used Golden GAC900 with great success, It's a clear base that you heat set before you start painting and not too expensive.

    Lee
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    With T-shirts not so much being that they both will work on textiles , I only had issues on hard surfaces with adhesion.
    But I will suggest using a scrape piece of cloth and do some testing of your own to see how well it will hold up after being heat set and washed a few time.
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    That sucks. I didn't realize there was more than one trans base. I.bought a 16oz bottle of the 5601 trans base when I should have bought 4004 I guess..crap
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    well I was thinking if I can save 15 euros if I buy 5601 cause I am only doing t-shirts...

    you have 3 different trans bases if I am not mistaken. One is for Illustration:
    https://createxcolors.com/illustration-airbrush-colors/reducers-clears/5090.html
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    Could you elaborate on this? I bought a bottle of GAC900 to use with Goldens on shirts, I thought you mixed this with the paint, but what you're saying is spray a base coat of the GAC900 first then heat set? Then you can spray wicked over the basecoat? I've got some experiments to do on fabric soon.
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    Yes, spray the GAC900 on and let it dry a bit and heat set before you start. This gives you a nice smooth surface to paint on and gives a latex feel to the tshirt so when your finished it feels like it has been printed on. You can also use it to seal the art work at the end. I believe the 900 can be used 1:1 with most acrylics to use on fabric.
    @Smiler65 @matty171 both used it with fantastic results. If you have a search im sure you can find what and how they did it.

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll try spraying the GAC900 then wicked on top.

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