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Latex application tutorials?


I have been searching the archives, but could not locate a good tutorial on using latex. I was planning to use plasti-dip over foamies, but read a lot of mixed reviews on that process (wrinkling vs. not wrinkling, etc.)

Anyway, can anybody point me to a good tutorial on the basics of spraying latex. You guys pointed out a good sprayer, but being unfamiliar with this stuff, step by step directions couldn't hurt. If I can find a cheap compressor (or even borrow one) I'd like to try using latex over foamies. OK, I'll shut up and stop putting up new posts today.

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Re: Latex application tutorials?


Hey man,

Go to Liquid latex dot com and get a little latex

when you get it and the gun and the compressor, thin it with water.

use about a 3 to 1 ratio (3)Water/Latex(1)

When you spray it it should be like a mist, if it doesn't spray at all or is like a stream or splotchy it's way to thick and just add more water until it becomes a mist.

hope this helps, I just didn't have the time to post a full tutorial with pics. :up
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Do you have to clean the sprayer often as you work, or can you give the armor 1 full coat and then clean it?

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Not to often. Just whenever it gets clogged, it mostly gets clogged at the tip so you just wipe it off.
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Got it. I saw a tutorial over at the cave in which someone used Krylon H20 latex spray paint to seal the foamies, then covered in plasti-dip. Also saw a tutorial using a glue/water mixture to seal the foamies. I may try both of these options while I continue to search for a compressor. I hope to start cutting and trimming thie weekend so I'll post updates.

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