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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old September 27th, 2015, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Airbrushing leather boots

Ok, so you know I'm getting some new redlines, and I cannot afford the special colors.

What I want to do is airbrush them so they have a frosted look. But I don't know if I need to treat the leather before hand and what type of paint I use. I have some liquid india ink I could use and some basic acrylic paint that I dilute into the airbrush paint.

I'd like to get a kind of oil slick effect like I get when I airbrush my ponies. (Yes I customize my little ponies.)
The boots will be black and I want to hit them with some metallic purple and green. It looks good on the ponies, but I do understand the ponies are plastic and the boots are not, and getting the same result will be hard.

I'm not really sure this is your area, but hey, it's worth a shot!

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Old September 27th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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Default You are correct.

Not my area, but I know someone that may be able to help you. He is big into the whole art on sk8 boots thing. Shoot me a message.
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