Request for an Instructable

Having had recent problems myself (I wasted two tins getting this one right) , and having just seen a can of spray-paint being used badly in an 'ible photo, I think it would be useful if somebody with some skill in the area could produce one or both of these Instructables:

How to get a good finish with aerosol paint


How to use an air-brush properly

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tech-king9 years ago
i can do a how to make a mirror finish with arosol guide if necessary.
LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
I'm guessing you were referring to that fighting stick thing made of pvc, right? Unfortunately my whole spray painting setup is 1200 miles away.
Lftndbt9 years ago
Following the directions is always a good start.
Hold 25cm away from surface, even strokes, turn can upside down to clear nozzle after standing or if flecking occurs, allow for drying before recoat. Fine sand paper for finishing and between coats.

Hold to close and rush = dribbles
Hold to far away = cloudy and loss of gloss level, flecking may also occur.

Should keep going, but don't feel like high jacking Firebert010 ible.
Kiteman (author)  Lftndbt9 years ago
I know about the instructions, but the ones on the can I bought are minimalist at best. Plus, there are always hints and tips that regular sprayers will know about and other people don't.
gmoon Kiteman9 years ago
I don't know if this is what you're looking for: Mirror finish instructable.

It's more about techniques after the spray painting. Unless your willing to do the "apres work", I wouldn't look to spray cans for a professional finish. But the other painting instructions should get you close. All I can add is more coats of less paint are preferable to fewer, heavier applications.

There are some specific really high-gloss clear-coat sprays you can buy, too (I wouldn't use those unless you have a dust-free environment.)
guyfrom7up9 years ago
there's video by i think airbrush tricks that are really cool using airbrushes.
Firebert0109 years ago
I am SO on that. (the spraypaint one)

When I get home today, hopefully someone won't beat me to it. (if not, I will hoping for a feature in return for my service =P)