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The introduction of Alclad
II and the need to "prime" the model surface prior to applying the
Alclad has led to numerous discussions regarding the proper primer.
Matt Swan and Bondo Phil
Brandt (me too) have been touting the benefits of using automotive
paints typically found in spray cans.
Decanting the paint from
the spray can to a paint jar is necessary to use it in your
airbrush. I don't recall seeing or hearing about the trick I have
been using for years.
I simply take out the
spray nozzle center using a compass point and replace it with a
suitably sized piece of aluminum tubing. This allows better control
over the amount of paint sprayed into a paint jar.
Needless to say a light
touch on the spray button is required to prevent spatter.
Any paint that is decanted
into a jar from a spray can should set for several minutes before it
is sealed. This allows the propellant gas trapped in the paint to
escape and prevent an catastrophe if you shake it before opening the
I speak from a very messy
I hope this helps.
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