In addition to basic consumable material – airbrush paint – we need related materials.
Let’s begin with surface preparation for airbrushing. If it is a metal surface covered with old glossy paint or lacquer, we will need a Scotch-Brite of grey modification (the ultra-thin modification). The name sounds like “Scotch,” but it is not Scotch-Brite 🙂 They are 158mm x 224mm abrasive sheets (by 3M). The structure of these sheets looks like the coarse part of a dishwashing sponge.
Consumables for Airbrushing and Scotch-Bright
They are used for matting hard-to-reach and curved spots on the car body. The gray scotch-bright creates the necessary matting of the surface for the adhesion of paint and varnish. Other companies produce scotch-bright, their products are cheaper, and the quality of their work is practically the same; at least “by eye,” one cannot tell the difference. Therefore, you can save money at this stage.
To remove minor defects in the paint coating in the form of crumbs and lint, microfine abrasive sheets (abrasive paper excellent grading P1500, P2000).
After processing the defect with such “sandpaper,” traces of it are easily removed with polishing pastes. It is believed that such fine abrasives do not sand but “lick” the surface.
Various clothes are used to remove sanding (matting) dust from the surface. These can be special cloths for removing dust, sticky cloths, or microfiber, solvent-resistant cloths. I have described the whole surface treatment process in detail in the article Preparing the Surface for Airbrushing.
Painting tape is used for masking unpainted body parts. It may be plastic or paper. The adhesive tape, sold in construction stores, can be unsuitable for our purposes because it can not stand the heat. The adhesive layer of this tape can melt and “float,” ruining the surface for painting. If the surface is not heated, then perhaps it can be used, but you do it at your own risk. To avoid the risk, use special masking tape for car painting. It can withstand high temperatures and costs no more than construction tape.
For airbrushing, we need covering material. It could be newspapers, wrapping paper (wrap flowers in stores), or camouflage shades for painting cars.
Finding newspapers is not difficult. Wrapping paper can be purchased at printing houses. A masking shade for car painting sells in stores that sell auto paints—the cost of such shades is about 50 p. (Size about 4×5 m). Read more about Consumables (airbrush) – Aerografaput.ru – airbrush: on cars | studio airbrush | business | photo | lessons | buy | airbrush | compressor | spray gun | for beginners by aerografaput.ru