I recommend using the single action airbrush for applying electroluminescent paint layers, as the single action airbrush has no needle and does not get clogged as you would have with double action airbrush.
Also the single action airbrush is very cheap around US$10 – 15 only.
Dual action can give some nozzle issues. But it will do as long you keep needle and nozzle free from clutter and clean it immediately if it gets clogged!
This is very important for the whole process… clean it immediately if it gets clogged! EL paint layers can not use any clutter within the applied film layers.
Substrate must be 100% smooth…
Just concentrate to lay down “the most perfect” with equal “conformal” thickness (no holes just perfect film layer)
LC1 – stirr it well. Take out for example 50CC and mix it with 25CC water.
This needs to be mixed 2 parts paint + 1 part water and stir this well. Let it dry 24hours. After drying, “slightly sand” the surface while your making take is still on it, after removal masking tape, slightly sand the edges – (also with with fine #220 or #320 dry sandpaper, before applying other paint layer.
20 –25 psi at nozzle for HVLP – Apply 1 – 2 wet coats.
LC2 in powder form, simply mix in acrylic binder/medium or clear coat. (Mix 20 -25% pigment within your own clear or intercoat)
20 –25 psi at nozzle for HVLP- Apply 2 wet cross coats.
LC3 in powder form, simply mix in acrylic binder/medium or clear coat. (Mix 20 -25% pigment within your own clear or intercoat)
Keep stirring/shaking this also when you spray it! This is the magic layer and be sure before taking it out of the bottle that it is shaken and stirred thoroughly!
20 –25 psi at nozzle for HVLP
Do not add any layer before the previous layer is complete dry as we are working with water based paints you need to give it more drying (cure) time.
LC4 Use as it is or if advanced painter, you can mix it with 25 – 50 or 75% IPA (alcohol) . You read more here: Conductive Transparent Paint
18 –20 psi at nozzle for HVLP – 1 –2 light to medium cross coats