Author Topic: Decanting Rattle Can Paint  (Read 495 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BCR751

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 824
  • A.K.A. Mr. Goodenough
  • Respect: +161
Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« on: July 31, 2023, 01:30:49 PM »
0
How would I go about decanting rattle can paint so it can be used with an airbrush?  And, what kind of finish should be expected on the model with this method?

Doug

mu26aeh

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5259
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +3280
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2023, 02:08:16 PM »
0
Basic principle explained here


I did this for an HO locomotive I did, yellow paint was decanted






bbussey

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8832
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +4617
    • www.bbussey.net
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2023, 02:44:04 PM »
+1
The best thing is that you can airbrush the paint as is after degassing.  I absolutely love the Rustoleum paints.  Excellent coverage and finish.  When I need only a small amount, I just decant half an ounce (half of the small vintage Testors enamel bottles) through a straw into a Dixie cup.
Bryan Busséy
NHRHTA #2246
NSE #1117
www.bbussey.net


wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6668
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +1595
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2023, 03:26:17 PM »
0
As far as I'm concerned, the only way to use Rustoleum products is to promptly decant them.
The nozzles that come on their cans are generally single use, in my experience.
I've done everything to combat this phenomena with no success.
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA


craigolio1

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2412
  • Respect: +1697
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2023, 09:36:51 PM »
0
My primers and blacks  lately have all been Rustoleum decanted. I’ve also done 3m plastic adhesion promoter on handrails prior to printing.

I don’t know if it’s the “right” way but I shoot down a McDonald’s straw (cause they are by my house and I always get extras) right into the cup on my airbrush. Sometimes I let it sit. Sometimes I shoot right away. I’ve had great results. Nice smooth finish. I go through ALOT of primer. So this has been a very economical thing for me.

Craig

peteski

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 32284
  • Gender: Male
  • Honorary Resident Curmudgeon
  • Respect: +4879
    • Coming (not so) soon...
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2023, 10:50:12 AM »
0
The best thing is that you can airbrush the paint as is after degassing.  I absolutely love the Rustoleum paints.  Excellent coverage and finish.  When I need only a small amount, I just decant half an ounce (half of the small vintage Testors enamel bottles) through a straw into a Dixie cup.

The small rectangular Testors bottles are just 1/4 fl. oz.  Half of the bottle would be 1/8 fl. oz.
. . . 42 . . .

peteski

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 32284
  • Gender: Male
  • Honorary Resident Curmudgeon
  • Respect: +4879
    • Coming (not so) soon...
Re: Decanting Rattle Can Paint
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2023, 10:54:32 AM »
0
This subject has been discussed extensively here in the past.  Search reveals: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=45599  As far as know the techniques have not changed much since 2018.

I find Lemosteam's technique a  bit messy and cumbersome.  I prefer https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=53518.msg734179#msg734179

Remember, remember, remember to let the paint gas out!!
. . . 42 . . .