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Hydrophobic coating of mix dish?


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I was playing around with my airbrush yesterday and had a thought.  I use small metal dishes for mixing paint before pouring it into my brush.  I think they're called "stainless steel palette" or something similar and are about 1.25" diameter and .25" deep.

 

The thought was: I'm leaving a bunch of paint in the palette.  Has anyone tried using a hydrophobic spray coating on their mixing dishes?  If so, what was the experience?

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12 hours ago, Count Urlik said:

That’s an interesting idea!  I suspect you could treat a plate with something like Rainx to get the effect, unless that wasn’t what you were already talking about?

Almost exactly what I was thinking about.  I need my post-reapercon purchases to clear before I start experimenting with it though.

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2 hours ago, Count Urlik said:

Ooh, that’s interesting!  Now that has me wondering if an occasional RainX treatment would make my airbrush bowl clean out easier?  Most of what I spray is stynylrez, and (for good reasons, when you think about it…) that stuff is hard to clean up.  Good test!

 

Do you use the lid for your airbrush cup? It keeps the paint from drying as quickly making it easier to clean and helps prevent clogs caused by paint drying in the cup.

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That's a good point.  I'm pretty hit or miss with the cap, mostly when I'm worried about tipping on bigger things.  For the most part, my priming sessions are usually only 5 - 10 minutes and are done without a cap, so I'm sure it would help. 

 

At the same time, I'm always game for trying a chemical solution... 😈

 

 

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13 hours ago, Count Urlik said:

That's a good point.  I'm pretty hit or miss with the cap, mostly when I'm worried about tipping on bigger things.  For the most part, my priming sessions are usually only 5 - 10 minutes and are done without a cap, so I'm sure it would help. 

 

At the same time, I'm always game for trying a chemical solution... 😈

 

 

 

The lid will make a huge difference if you've been letting Stynylrez sit in your cup for 5-10 minutes.

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I'm cautious about coating the reservoir on the airbrush.  Airbrushes work on tight tolerances.  Though, I suppose, as long as you coated just the reservoir and not the connection with the barrel or anywhere near the needle, that seems like it should work.  It's not like I don't have a couple of airbrushes from harbor freight that could be experimented on.  I think I may try this.

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