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xharleyx
08-25-2009, 6:55 PM
I'm thinking of investing in one, only $119. I figure it will pay for itself in the long run. but i've never shot flake before, don't even know how. is there a way to do it on the cheap that I don't know about before I buy this. Just need to paint a few skins and a tank and stuff, can't think of any other way to get the effect I want.

BullyGuns
08-28-2009, 7:34 PM
I'm thinking of investing in one, only $119. I figure it will pay for itself in the long run. but i've never shot flake before, don't even know how. is there a way to do it on the cheap that I don't know about before I buy this. Just need to paint a few skins and a tank and stuff, can't think of any other way to get the effect I want.
I've been using a $50 gun with a 2.5 tip from TCP Global. Works well. Just be sure to dial the pressure WAAAAAYYY down. Just enuff to get the material to leave the gun. I am using Auto Air transparent base with Lil Daddy Roth Surfite Silver monster flake. I add a little reducer, 4011 to the mix and it really does work cherry. Good luck and let us know how it works for you.

Easy
08-28-2009, 9:46 PM
The cannon offers a complete flake coverage right?No visible base?

NeoDutch
08-29-2009, 2:48 AM
It's been offered under a different name "Flake Blaster" for many years. Haven't heard anything good about them. You'll still need a good gun for the clear,

IronHollie
08-30-2009, 8:55 AM
I've been using a $50 gun with a 2.5 tip from TCP Global. Works well. Just be sure to dial the pressure WAAAAAYYY down. Just enuff to get the material to leave the gun. I am using Auto Air transparent base with Lil Daddy Roth Surfite Silver monster flake. I add a little reducer, 4011 to the mix and it really does work cherry. Good luck and let us know how it works for you.

i've also done this with the same gun and roth monster flake. i found that it took too much material (clear) to get enough flake on. it looked to me like there was more flake on the floor than on the tank when i was done.
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my old man used a salt shaker and clear rattle can to do this one and it turned out FANTASTIC
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he's been putting a lot of clear on and doing a lot of wet sanding and it's pretty much smooth as glass now.