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dsteele
Engine Wiper

USA
400 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2005 :  7:11:27 PM  Show Profile
I'm ready to paint a surface before adding "water" to it. I can't recall if the base paint should be:

1)gloss
2)semi-gloss
3)matte/flat
4)builder's choice
5)it don't matter
6)none of the above
7)what, haven't you been paying attention?

Thanks!

Dennis

terry hansley
Crew Chief

USA
600 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2005 :  7:31:00 PM  Show Profile
It doesn't matter.

You're just using the paint for color and to blend the variations in color your trying to duplicate ie: depth,closeness to shore,algae, mud etc.

The texture and gloss comes from the next material.

Terry H

Edited by - terry hansley on 10/23/2005 7:32:07 PM
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terry hansley
Crew Chief

USA
600 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2005 :  7:31:00 PM  Show Profile
It doesn't matter.

You're just using the paint for color and to blend the variations in color your trying to duplicate ie: depth,closeness to shore,algae, mud etc.

The texture and gloss comes from the next material.

Terry H

Edited by - terry hansley on 10/23/2005 7:32:07 PM
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belg
Fireman

USA
4503 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2005 :  7:36:27 PM  Show Profile
Dennis, I have read many how to's from guys who use a very dark grey almost black for the "deep" sections and when coming to shore they feather( keeping a wet edge will make the transition less noticable and changing the bank line will give the illusion of varying depth) in a tan color to represent dirt/beach. The paint most suggested is usually matte finish but maybe do a small experiment and see which one you like best. Pat

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belg
Fireman

USA
4503 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2005 :  7:36:27 PM  Show Profile
Dennis, I have read many how to's from guys who use a very dark grey almost black for the "deep" sections and when coming to shore they feather( keeping a wet edge will make the transition less noticable and changing the bank line will give the illusion of varying depth) in a tan color to represent dirt/beach. The paint most suggested is usually matte finish but maybe do a small experiment and see which one you like best. Pat

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dsteele
Engine Wiper

USA
400 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2005 :  08:16:40 AM  Show Profile
Thanks, Terry and Pat. Will do a little testing to see what works for me.

I know this topic is discussed many times and at one point I probably had notes but the answers were not in my "memory bank," hence the post.

Appreciate your responses!

Dennis
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dsteele
Engine Wiper

USA
400 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2005 :  08:16:40 AM  Show Profile
Thanks, Terry and Pat. Will do a little testing to see what works for me.

I know this topic is discussed many times and at one point I probably had notes but the answers were not in my "memory bank," hence the post.

Appreciate your responses!

Dennis
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