Best airbrush paint for aluminum?

Question by Shinji I: Best airbrush paint for aluminum?
I am planning on airbrushing my computer case, which is a brushed aluminum.

What is the best paint brand to use for this? I’ve used Badger ModelFlex for my model railroad applications, but didn’t know if that is plastic only.

I want it to be durable to prevent scratches…if that is even possible.

Thanks!!

Best answer:

Answer by jg m
A treatment must be applied as a undercoat to itch the alum surface.
There is no topcoat that is hard enough to eliminate normal wear or abuse.

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Do you need special acrylic paints when using a Badger Double Action Airbrush?

Question by Jacob: Do you need special acrylic paints when using a Badger Double Action Airbrush?
Hello. Along with my interest in roller coasters I love HO Scale model trains. And when Kitbashing, I need to paint/weather my engines, cars & buildings. Now, I do not have an airbrush yet, but I am getting a Badger 150 Double Action airbrush kit, and I have learned that for model RR’ing acrylic paints work very well. But, I do not know if they will harm my airbrush. So I am asking you. Thank you in advance! :-{)

Best answer:

Answer by Robert S
Acrylic paints will NOT harm your airbrush. I use Tamiya Acrylics, as well as Testors Model Master Enamels and Flo-Quil Enamels.

Just test alittle with thinning the paint, and ALWAYS thoroughly clean your airbrush after work (see manufacturers directions).

I use 3 Badger 150’s and a air-gun… Personally, I prefer using enamels… but acrylics work just fine.

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