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Wicked silver base coat

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by bpwmd, Jul 11, 2018.


  1. bpwmd

    bpwmd Young Tutorling

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    What do people usually use as a base coat for silver paint, in my case wicked silver. seems to go on super light and will take a long while to build up.
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    I've used white or black as a base coat for silver. Depends on the transparency of your paint and what effects you're going for.
    Createx recommends a gloss black for their quicksilver chrome paint, for instance. But that's a different formulation.
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    bpwmd Young Tutorling

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    Oooo I need to look that up. I didn't know they had recommended stuff like that

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    You can also use gray
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    bpwmd Young Tutorling

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    Note the color reference is silver on silver sealer........
    But like @HellBird said , you can use a different colors for different effect. Usually best to choose based on anything that will go over the silver if there is to be something after the silver.
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    Little late to the party, but I used exact same silver on white base coat and silver looks very beautifull.
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