thats true but on metal you are able to fix you mistakes...... on a t-shirt its a hell of alot harder i should know... its happened to me before lolOriginally posted by chulow95@Sep 15 2005, 10:55 AM~3816310
pretty much the same deal,except that you gotta be more carefull when painting metal cause it can run and on cloth,the paint soaks in and you can fix it easier.
Originally posted by wimone@Sep 22 2005, 04:32 PM~3867095
OK, THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT ARTIST. ALTHOUGH ONE CAN BECOME THE OTHER WITH TIME AND LOTS OF PRACTICE.
A T-SHIRT ARTIST USES BETWEEN 40-60 LBS OF PRESSURE,
AND A LINE AIRBRUSHER (WORKS AT CARNIVALS AND SUCH) CAN USE BETWEEN 80-100 LBS OF PRESSURE.
SO WHEN YOU SEE T-SHIRTS WITH A LOT OF OVERSPRAY IT'S BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE THAT THEY USE THAT CAUSES THEM TO LOOK SLOPPY.
ALSO THE PAINT THEY USE IS VERY OPAQUE(THICK) SO IT TAKES ALOT MORE PRESSURE TO KEEP THE AIRBRUSH FROM CLOGGING.
NOW A METAL ARTIST USES BETWEEN 5-15 LBS OF AIR AND HE ALSO USES ENAMELS NOT ACRYLICS LIKE THE T-SHIRT GUYS. SO THE PAINT IS ALOT MORE THINNER AND DELICATE THAN ACRYLIC. WHICH IN RETURN GIVES LESS OVER SPRAY AND MAKES FOR A CLEANER JOB.
NOW IN SOME CASES AN T-SHIRT GUY CAN USE ACRYLICS ON METAL BUT USUALLY LACKS THE TECHNICS THAT ARE NECESSARY AND ALSO DOESN'T TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE PREP THAT IS NECESSARY FOR PAINTING ON METAL.
ON METAL IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PREP, ASK ANY REAL PAINTER.
ALSO IS THE PAINT THAT THEY ARE USING GOING TO COOPERATE WITH THE "CLEAR" THAT YOU HAVE TO SHOOT? ANOTHER THING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.
I AM NO EXPERT BUT I HAVE DONE BOTH, I HAVE WORKED AT "SHIRTIQUE" FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS IN 94-96 AND A FEW CARNIVALS AND I HAVE DONE A FEW CARS AND BIKES. SO I DO HAVE EXPERIENCE......
WITH THIS, TAKE THESE WORDS AND SEE WHICH MAY APPLY FOR WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. AND REMEMBER IT DOESN'T HURT TO PAY A LITTLE EXTRA TO GET IT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.