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    Jun 12, 2008, 12:29 PM - Best Kind of Paint? #1

    Just wondering what the most preferable kind of paint is.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 12:47 PM - Re: Best Kind of Paint? #2

    that depends on what you are doing, and what skills/tools you have.

    ESB helmet? rogue studios has a list of brands and colors to use, for airbrush.

    RotJ helmet? there are threads with recommendations for rattlecan and airbrush?

    All the airbrush colors in the world won't help if you don't have the tools though...
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    Jun 12, 2008, 12:52 PM - Re: Best Kind of Paint? #3

    Well. I don't have much experience with painting. I'm not bad, but not anywhere near as good as some of the people here.

    And I am doing a custom, and even though there is a spot on the forum for customs, I thought that this question would be best answered here.

    I dont know if that helps, but I'm open for suggestions and am willing to try pretty much anything
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    Jun 12, 2008, 1:18 PM - Re: Best Kind of Paint? #4

    Quote eon24 said: View Post
    Well. I don't have much experience with painting. I'm not bad, but not anywhere near as good as some of the people here.

    And I am doing a custom, and even though there is a spot on the forum for customs, I thought that this question would be best answered here.

    I dont know if that helps, but I'm open for suggestions and am willing to try pretty much anything

    i find the best paints to be the ones that i can get easily

    i use all rattlecans because they are able to be sourced locally and i don't have to clean my airbrushes when i'm done.

    so i generally tend to just go to home depot / lowes / autozone and go with whatever they have.

    mixing rattlecan brands can be trouble... the solvent in one might not work well with another.

    other than that, i've used rustoleum, krylon, duplicolor, no-name. all has been well except for the rustoleum "super bright" silver. i've had pretty much everything i've ever put on top of that peel right back off.

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