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    Wanting to get more colors for powder painting. Most are sold in 1 or 2 oz containers. Anyone know about how many jigs you can paint with that amount? Seems it would be better buy to buy 1 lb of powder besides protec. I also noticed couple different types of powder. Does it matter? Would it go bad? Looking at prismatic powders, they have everything you could imagine.

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    This is just me, but if painting just for yourself you be hard pressed to use a 2 oz jar in a couple of years. If selling then different story. I have jars of a lot of colors that I have had 6-8 years or more and haven’t even dented them. Pink, orange, chartruse and bright green I may buy one jar a year. Most of mine goes on the floor from me spilling it. Clumsy in my old age. I have a jar of clear I bought in a 1 lb bag from rosies probably 8 years ago and still have 1/4 lb left and I put it in everything.
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    Cray said it best. I think 2 oz is enough especially for the odd ball colors you might want to try. I do buy white in 1 lb but it lasts for years. Here again I only paint 3 to 5 hundred a year.
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    Oh having said that. I put 2 of the 2oz bottles in my fluidizing cups which I have some in the cups for years. Keep your powder dry at all times. Aerated paint uses a lot less paint than just stirred paint. I will just stir if I am doing a dozen for a friend.
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    plus if you mix it with clear, gives you twice as much and goes on much better, IMHO.
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    You start getting into prismatic colors and you’ll need a base coat to get the effects they have pictured. Will tell you in description what base coat to use. You’ll also need a deep wallet. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNip View Post
    You start getting into prismatic colors and you’ll need a base coat to get the effects they have pictured. Will tell you in description what base coat to use. You’ll also need a deep wallet. Lol
    Yes I seen some took base coats, some top coats but figured since wanting both the chrome and clear I would have it covered. Also thought over time might be cheaper to just buy larger amounts once and be done. Think I will do protec instead, everyones steered me that direction.
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    Another question, do you have to have the fluid bed cups for each color? Figured I could share but don’t want colors bleeding into each other either. And if you do get cups can you just store powder in them as long as sealed good?

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    I have come dedicated cup’s and then a couple of cup’s I rotate through. Never notice a problem of bleed since it comes out of cup into jar pretty good. I just blow or wipe out. Use test caps for the size of your cups and does a great job of keeping dry.
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    Not trying to steer this thread in another direction, but a couple of previous posters have mentioned keeping your powder dry. Well, I made a mistake that I just discovered this afternoon and would like to know a solution. Two days ago I painted some jigs, outside on the covered deck. I store all my paint and fluid bed apparatus together in a Plano ammo type box with a cam lock. But I left everything on the deck. Today the paint was clumpy and the air would not circulate through the TJ Tackle cups. Anyone have a solution?
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