Tried out Fasglitter by Parma PSE. It's a small metal flake that is mainly used for lexan R/C bodies. It's small enough to go through a large nozzle airbrush, so I was able to use it in my Aztek with the 1.02mm nozzle.
My Webelo wanted a red metal flake car that he has dubbed "Red Hot," and this Fasglitter seems to fit the ticket. It is part of the Faskolor line of water-based paints.
Black basecoat with the Fasglitter in some Minwax clear gloss Polycrylic (not their oil-based polyurethane) as the intercoat. The metal flake is meant to be put in their Faskoat Clear, but the Minwax is cheaper by volume, and seems to be OK over various paints. The car will be finished up with a clear topcoat to even things out. I'll see how the Polycrylic does as a final topcoat and how well it shines and takes a buffing on some scrap wood before I let my son put it on as the final clearcoat on his car.
Warning: teaching your son to use an airbrush will get you accused to painting the car yourself. Even my wife says it looks like I painted the car instead of him.
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2009 15:58:45 GMT -6 by roosclan
Question for your experience. How long does it take for this paint to dry? I might like to try using an airbrush and paint such as this, but I can't stand enamel/three day dry time. Does it dry like acrylic laquer spray paint or more like enamel spray paint?
I use use auto air colors or createx from coastairbrush.com and top coat with dupli-color clear.they dry in about 5 min . you cnbuff the clear in about 24 hours. and they are water base .except the clear.I realy like the candie colors. my son and grandson always win best paint job.
I've only used rattle cans so far and am researching getting an airbrush for this work. Looking into the site you mentioned - the candy colors seem to need a very specially long dry and then they'll still be sticky and need a clear coat. Don't anything about this, but why would this be?
the candies stay sticky because of what they are made of I use a blow dryer on low for about 2 min. dont let the paint get too hot just warm. then apply the clear .The clear puts a high shine and gives the full effect of the candie. you can also use the transparent colors.over the base for the same effect. the pearls work real nice too.I use the $15.00 dual action air brush from harbour frieght.works well for this. check out youtube air brush tricks with Tony D or Ed Hubbs.