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Rapid Black Basing... using a Scotch Brite

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On 3/29/2019 at 2:42 AM, Colin said:

Do you have to up the air pressure when sraying to force the paint through the pad.

Will definitely give it a go as like you say the normal way seems to take for ever and my hand starts to get painful

 

Colin, I just spray through the pad with the pressure set to around 20psi. You could give it a go though. I guess the main factor is how much you have pulled at the Scotch Brite.

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I was going to do this then I realized my lap was covered with tiny green flecks of scotch pad.  No way I was going to blow that into my paint.  How do your avoid that?

 

Gaz

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9 hours ago, Gazzas said:

I was going to do this then I realized my lap was covered with tiny green flecks of scotch pad.  No way I was going to blow that into my paint.  How do your avoid that?

 

Gaz

Gaz,

 

I washed mine in the sink with soap and water.  Then made a few passes with compressed air at about 25 PSI.  No problems yet.  I have tried both the Scotch Brite Industrial pad (larger holes) and the Heavy Duty.  I also used scissors to "shave" off and thin the pad as to get the right thickness for this technique.  What I have come up with appears to be madness but is working wonderfully. 

Edited by SapperSix

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14 hours ago, Gazzas said:

I was going to do this then I realized my lap was covered with tiny green flecks of scotch pad.  No way I was going to blow that into my paint.  How do your avoid that?

 

Gaz

I didn't do anything except give mine a good shake and a high pressure blast with the airbrush.

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10 hours ago, dashotgun said:

hmm that looks like a workable idea25207-1024-3ww-l.jpg

Yep, that was my thinking.

 

I've seen some stuff on tinterweb where these are used for weathering/post shading but I don't see why they can't be used for black basing.

 

More expensive than ScotchBrite, of course!

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