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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:32 pm 
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RB's tech tip of the week . During this annual I need to do a little touch up on the paint and repair a few fiberglass parts . Rather than drag out the compressor , hose and "BIG" gun along with mixing too much paint just to touch up a few areas , I bought out my 40 year old air brush . ??? Mix just a very small amount of paint and fill the little jar . You would be surprised how far the little bit of paint goes . Very little over spray and once the paint has cured all you need to do is buff out the area with a mild rubbing compound . No guessing on setting the air pressure , just hook it up to a can of air or you can get a small hobby compressor . I will probably get a small table top compressor as the price for the can of Jerry Brown approved air is some what expensive . ::) It is almost impossible to get a run using this air brush . 8) I did touch up about 4-5 parts using only 2 of the small jars ! :o You can get an air brush on E-Bay for about $10.00 ? ::)

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dan
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:47 pm 
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Good tip Rich , a plane that's being used will get chips! Good tip........Dan


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dickwolff
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:13 am 
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Speaking of small paint jobs: I'm using rattle can paint for my interior surfaces. Does anyone have any tips to improve its durability?

Specifically, I've used mostly Rustoleum Hammered Metal paint. The primer is mostly Mar-Hyde Self Etching Primer, which adheres and stands up very well.

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fytrplt
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:41 am 
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I've had good luck with Krylon porch furniture paint.

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