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· Family: Paint
· Made by: Zero Paints
· Reference: ZP-1000-Y9K
· Item: Suzuki 1999 GSX1300R Hayabusa Metallic Copper Brown Y9K - 60 ml
· To be used with: Airbrush
· Product information: · Who are Zero Paints?
Zero Paints was setup in the United Kingdom in 2006 to enable the automotive modeller the option to paint their models with the correct shade of paint.
· What type of Paints are they?
The paints supplied are called "Basecoats" , which is a solvent based paint, which can be Solid, Metallic, Mica, Pearl or Candy colours depending on the finish.
· What colours can you match?
We can match almost any 1:1 production Car and Motorcycle since the late 1980 (some cases back to the late 1960's). Historic race cars colours can be difficult to match, but with suitable photos and information we can do our best to help. Listed below are just a few of the mainstream automotive manufactures we can match.
· How do you get the exact match?
The colours are mixed using a PC Driven CD-ROM Formulation Database which guarantees a perfect reproduction of the original colour; this database is constantly being updated with new formulas.
· Do they need thinning?
All paint supplied are pre-thinned for Airbrush use, they are thinned to a consistency which is suitable for Airbrushes with nozzle sizes of 0.3mm upwards. Additional thinners are available if further thinning is required.
It is not recommended to over thin the paint, too much thinners and increase the chance of the paint becoming to HOT and affecting/eating the plastic below the primer. If unsure test first.
· Is Primer needed?
YES, As the paints are solvent based it is necessary to primer the plastic/resin before applying the basecoat colour; this seals the plastic/resin and creates a key for the paint to adhere to.
· Do I need to Clearcoat?
YES, All basecoat colours dry Matt and REQUIRE Clearcoating. The following Clearcoats have also been tested without any issues
* Zero 2k Clearcoat,
* Zero Pre-thinned Lacquer
* Tamiya TS13
* Mr Hobby range (Mr Top Gloss etc)
* Number Five Clearcoat (N5-F002)
* Halfords Lacquer
Therefore most General Automotive Lacquers should be Ok, but if in doubt do a test first.
· What should I use to clean my Airbrush?
You can use either Basecoat Thinners or Airbrush Cleaner, alternatively any thinners that contain Toluene should work, but it's best to test first.
· How do I strip Basecoat Paints from my model?
Paints can be stripped using Brake Fluid and/or Isopropyl Alcohol.
· Why are the paints supplied in HDPE (Plastic) not Glass bottles?
For a few reasons, Less weight = Less shipping costs, No chance of Breakage during shipping, Cheaper costs. Supplied Ball Bearings can break the glass.
· How long does the paint keep?
As the paint is supplied Pre-thinned and thinners will evaporate over time, it should be fine for 6-9 months, if the thinners have evaporated you can add more basecoat thinners to bring the paint back to the original state. Keeping the paint in a Cool, Dry Environment will greatly length it's life.
We also suggest only purchasing small quantities of paint at one time, rather that bulk buying and storing for long periods of time
· Do you Ship Paints Overseas?
YES but please read the following carefully:
It is the Purchasers responsibility to check with your local Postal Operator to confirm if any Zero Paints goods being purchased are classed as Prohibited Goods (Paints, Thinners, and Flammable Liquids etc) within your country. If you have purchased any item/s which is classed as Prohibited Goods and it is not delivered, removed from the box, we can NOT offer refunds. If the item/s is returned to for this reason, we will refund the value of the items returned minus any shipping/packing cost.
· How to use?
Start by removing all mould lines from the body, using various grades of abrasive paper or sanding sticks. Most manufacturers of resin and plastic kits use a mould release agent, this needs to be removed, as it prevents the paint from adhering properly. This can be removed by cleaning with Zero’s Key and Clean, (Part No. ZP-6002), this contains a dual-action cleaner that removes silicones, waxes, other contaminates and contains micro abrasives which help to scuff the plastic, helping the primer adheres better. Alternatively wash with mild warm soapy water and lightly sand the panels/body with P1500 abrasive paper, keying the plastic for the primer.
Primer is a preparatory coating put on before painting. This ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, and provides additional protection for parts being painted.
Basecoat paints MUST be applied over a primer, This can be virtually any primers; they have been tested with most popular brands with model makers. Apply your primer with a light mist coat followed with a few medium coats until you have full coverage.
Leave until fully dry. Flatten the primer with P2000 abrasive paper, or Micromesh 4000/6000, wash clean with warm water. (The smoother the primer coat the smoother the over finish will look). Ensure the body is clean and dry. It is recommended to use a Tack Cloth to remove all contaminants, surface dust, dirt, etc, left from sanding before continuing.
Always give the paint a good shake/stir to ensure it is fully mixed. (The individual colour components can separate and settle over time.) Set the pressure of your compressor between 20-40 PSI, test and adjust as necessary for your own equipment.
Zero Basecoat paints are supplied pre-thinned to suit most airbrushes with 0.3 or larger nozzles. If more additional thinning is required, Basecoat Thinners are available separately. (Part No. ZP-5004)
Most colours can be applied over a white/light grey primer, but some require a particular Groundcoat colour (also called Part 1 or undercoat) to be applied first to get the correct finished colour. If these are required, apply 2-3 coats ensuring an even coverage, leaving to fully dry before applying Part 2 or the Basecoat colour.
Depending on the colour supplied, you will need to apply about 2-5 light coats. Each coat will dry within a few minutes. DO NOT apply Wet Coats, the paint will dry MATT (this is normal), just ensure you have even colour coverage. The final coat should be applied in a criss-cross fashion to allow an even consistency of the metallic particles.
Fluorescent colours need to be applied over a white undercoat (Part No. ZP-1032), apply the fluorescent paint in light coats building up the colour until the correct shade is achieved, this is the same for any paints which are very transparent. DO NOT put on heavy coats or it will just run. Candy Paints are translucent paints, which require a metallic base coat to be applied first, apply in light coats.
As mentioned earlier, the basecoat colours will dry with a Matt finish therefore MUST be clearcoated. For the ultimate shine and colour depth Zero Paints 2K (2 pack) High Solid Acrylic Clearcoat is recommended. Once the basecoat colour is fully dry you can clearcoat, this can sometimes be as quick as 30 minutes. Clearcoats will have their own instruction depending on the brand.
Keep away from sources of ignition, Use in a well ventilated area, In case of fire do not use water, Do not breathe vapour or spray. Keep out of reach of children.