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Decanting Spraypaint

Decant spraypaint for your airbrush

Published: February 15, 2012
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DAVID WICKS from SOUTH CAROLINA said:
Another reason for doing this is to maintain consistency with your color. You can buy a spray can and bottle of the same color from the same manufacturer, and find a slight difference in tone/shade. This can be noticfeable if you spray large parts and then use the bottled paint to brush paint small parts or do touch up.
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CHRISTIAN KIM from MARYLAND said:
Some people don't get it. No 1: Some paints come only in spray cans (e.g., Tamiya primers). No 2: You can control spraying patterns infinitely better with an airbrush than with a spray can.
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DON SANCHEZ from UTAH said:
Why? I just can't understand why you would need to do this. Aren't most paints that come in rattle cans also available in liquid form? Just seems silly to me. I must be missing something.
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LEROY SCHMITT from ARIZONA said:
the way i've done it for years is to turn the can upside down, exhaust !all! internal pressure,then covering the bottom with a rag ( just in case) open the bottom with an old fashioned 'church key' then pour the contents in to a jar, let it breathe for awile and you are done , no mess at all
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GARY MASON from NORTH CAROLINA said:
The video never mentioned why this is necessary. Why not just use the paint straight from the can, if you're going to spray it anyway? Seems like lots of extra steps and mess involved just to use an airbrush instead of a can to spray the paint.
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