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Old 01-18-2010, 06:45 PM
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Suggestions for Air Brushing

Ok, so I want to start getting a bit more artistic with my dyes instead of just flip and dips. Has anyone used a model air brush with any success? I've heard acetone mixed with rit will dye the plastic quicker, but my main question is how do I thicken it up so it just doesn't run off the disc when I spray? I've heard of using clear dish soap, but that sounds too thick. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:34 AM
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starwars is the reason i started dyeing discs.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:10 AM
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If you mix dye ,soap, acetone you should be able to find a good ratio. Wish I could be moor help let us know what you find.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:12 PM
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I would like to step my game up too, I think i want to invest in an airbrush before a cutting plotter, please someone give us some tips on this. That wouls make so many more possibilities.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:39 PM
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Would love to fine moor info on this too . I have airbrush and regulator but no air source still working on that. I think OTTER knows moor maybe chuck from Disc golf disc review.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:33 AM
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air brush results!!!

this was my first...

multi color disc
multiple masking disc
multiple bleed disc (poor accomplishment)
and of course 1st air brushing disc

ok for airbrushing this is what I learned...

1. don't mess with water RIT mixtures. For one, the spray will bead droplets rather than spreading and coating a surface. It will also run and drip all over, plus super long wait time for dye to take.

2. I tried thickening it up with corn starch and/or flour and nuking it. I recommend this if you want to paint it on, but could never get that magic consistency needed for air brushing. Also the color you see sprayed on the disc does not match the rinse off color.

3. I tried thickening it up with clear dish soap and that is the key! However, don't use water again. Why? same reason as before. It also make a ton of bubbles in the process.

4. THE PERFECT MIX. 5 parts acetone, 1 part dish soap, 1/4 tsp RIT dye powder. Mix well and let it sit for 20 min or so before spraying. My spray reservoir is about the size of a small shot glass so when I say 5 parts acetone, i basically just pour a quick dab and it fills 1/2 my resevuar. Then just a touch of dish soap. This will make it stick to the disc. This mixture is also very good for giving you the "what you see is what you get" effect. Let it sit for 24 hours. Also note you will need to let set, respray multiple times for deeper contrast and effects. If you spray it on thick it will look darker than when you clean it off.

5. WARNING do this outdoors!!!! Converting the acetone to a fine mist is not only only harmful to you lungs but if you are having a cigarette you will be engulfed in a fireball in your kitchen and that = a bad day with no eyebrows.

Let me know what you all think! This is for sale btw
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:37 AM
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oops attatch picture

a picture helps, eh?
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Sweet!!!! Looks great!!!!
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Thank you very much for sharing. I am willing to try this now that i have some solid info to go with. Tanks for you testing and results. I really appreciate you!
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Thank you very much for sharing. I am willing to try this now that i have some solid info to go with. Tanks for you testing and results. I really appreciate you!
Agreed, persice and exacting info rocks thank you.
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