Spray gun painting armor

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    Spray gun painting armor

    I was curious, has anyone baught or rented a paint sprayer and painted they're armor, knee and shoulder plates, back plate, jet pack and gauntlets?

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    Airbrush....

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    No, a power sprayer like what you'd rent at Home Depot .
    I'm going to try and put together a "ESB" Boba Fett suit and
    It seems like it'd be easier this way I'll probly try it on the jet pack
    Cause its 90% green the chest armor possibly also

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    For $100 you can get an airbrush and compressor thatll do the job better with the right colors. Its not a single color neither is the chest armor.

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    The original armor was done with a cheap single-action airbrush, wasn't it? I know that the helmets were. Check out Harbor Freight or Princess Auto (depending on where you live) for a combo airbrush & compressor pack.

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    I can tell you that a single action or even a spraycan can do WORK. I mean look at graphitti it can be SICK with a guy that takes his time....you can use a single action that costs $50? And if u dont have a compressor its an excuse to get one...2-5 gallon nothing crazy.

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    Spray gun painting armor

    Anyone baught or rented a paint sprayer and painted they're armor knee and shoulder plates back plate jet pack .There should be filters in the paint pump and in the spray gun .


    doctors excuse

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    A professional spray rig is going to put out way too much paint for the thin coats you are going to want on your armor.

    I have used spray cans on all my parts so far and it looks great.

    FYI, I used to paint home professionally and own my own spray rig. This is not designed for detail work. It would be like using a sledge hammer to put a nail in drywall to hang a picture.

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    Lostsaint said: View Post
    A professional spray rig is going to put out way too much paint for the thin coats you are going to want on your armor.
    Yes, but you can paint your armor and your house at the same time!!!

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    Spray gun painting armor

    Its a good one to use if you can get a good deal . Pump Armor is specially formulated to protect airless pump components during long-term storage .


    billige afbudsrejser

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    Re: Spray gun painting armor

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Airbrush....
    ^^^^^ This

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