Originally Posted by AboveTheClouds.
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I bought ironlak for the first time and I also got a Sharpshooter cap for it, you know the supposedly super skinny cap? And it was coming out fatter than the stock Vegan cap. I seriously thought the guy gave my a fat cap.
Whats up with that?
I was hoping that it'd make lines about as wide as my pinky or so but Im very new to this whole 'special' paint with store bought caps and stuff, so i felt very naive.
Do caps even come as small as i wanted? It just made me very confused and agitated.
the width of a line of spray paint is a function of a few things.
newer reasons and techniques:
- paint pressure
- speed and distance from surface
- cut backs
ironlak from what i know is medium pressure paint. you want low pressure paint like MTN94 for tiny lines. add that to a really tiny cap that clogs fast like a black dot and you have something that might make a narrow line.
all paint regardless of cap will make wider lines if you're not close to the surface and moving the can itself at a good pace. this is what it means when people say can control.
this leads nicely into the second section ... which, by the way, is more skills than special paint and caps...
teach yourself to paint with aerosol paint, and you will gain confidence in applying it to a surface. with that comes greater speed in doing so. even with dollar paint, a sharp, fast application is the way to make even the most watery of paint function like its something its not. moving fast enough, close enough to the surface and you can make almost any cap and brand of paint look clean. this is a skill that can be combined
with special paint and caps to make you the motherfuckin man. you can also go back over lines and make them appear thinner - aka cutbacks. So the guy sold you the right caps but you're probably not using them right. Feel me ?
if your first cans were ironlak, shelve those and go find some dollar blacks and whites and teach yourself can control before embarassing yourself. it's like a new driver and a lambourghini. dont start on the high end. learn how to drive, then upgrade.