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REVIEW
Burned Set
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
Todd Michalak takes a look at one of the many new sets of paints offered through Airbrushes.com. This time his focus is on Life Color Paints’ Burned Set.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
great result, Todd!
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
Very impressive review. Thanks Todd!

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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:44 AM UTC
Good demo of how these can apply to a knocked out tank.
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 08:49 PM UTC
Excellent review, Todd. The one thing that's missing from all these sorts of paints, etc. is some way to make paint "bubble." That's a common reaction to high heat, and yet I for one don't know how to accomplish that. I have tried various methods, including AK Interactive's chipping liquid, but nothing has worked yet.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:57 AM UTC
Thanks fellas! Truly a great set. I have had he 758 & 759 coloring prior and it has been invaluable for numerous tasks.

Bill...good thought. While not all paint blisters, it would make for an interesting touch. Might be something to play around with at some point to see what we can come up with!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:16 PM UTC
There likely is a liquid that could be applied to dried paints to make them blister. Perhaps lacquer thinner?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 02:35 AM UTC
Maybe a couple tiny droplets of clear near the burn edge...paint over them and you got bubbles! Well it sounded good anyway! LOL!! I know with water, enamel will dry in the shape of the bubble...once the water evaporates, pop the bubble for broken blisters maybe!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:58 PM UTC
Bill and Todd, what you guys want is crackle medium. It will produce precisely the results you're looking for. Several manufacturers make it.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 02:48 PM UTC

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Bill and Todd, what you guys want is crackle medium. It will produce precisely the results you're looking for. Several manufacturers make it.



yes i think crakle paint does the job,have a loo here...

http://tutofig.com/?s=crackle

http://www.timholtz.com/cracklepaint.htm

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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:35 PM UTC
Thanks Matt and J...I think what Bill might have been referring to is blistering though...the little tiny bubbling in the paint that happens near a burn pattern. The Crackle Medium is excellent btw...it makes some very nice stations in either a base application of multi-layer!
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:29 AM UTC
I get bubbles when water gets in the line, spatters onto the surface I am painting and paint gets sprayed over the water droplets. GRRR May be use a similar effect purposely.
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC
Hi Greg, Certainly an option to try and get the effect!

As for the problem you have...you may or may not know, but the water in the line sounds like condensation buildup in the compressor. If you are using a compressor with a tank, try opening the valve on the tank and allow the built up water to come out. If you are using a tankless compressor, the condensation can happen from environmental condition or continued use whereas you have been painting straight out. There are some water trap regulators available fairly cheap. This will collect most of the water and allow you to set it free while during a long painting session. If environmental...a dehumidifier can help this or moving your painting area to a dryer location. Also, damp and/or rainy days can wreak havoc and even a dehumidifier will have trouble keeping up.