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BEST HAIRSPRAY FOR CHIPPING
jagmkx
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC


Greetings,

I'm trying to experiment with hairspray chipping. Many of the U Tube and online tutorials recommend pump (no need to decant obviously) hairspray - odorless - matte - medium hold. After a diligent search, I have yet to find a hairspray, pump or aerosol that meets this criteria? I trust someone can recommend a specific brand version that works for them? Greatly appreciated, thanks.
Bravo36
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
I just picked up some no-name brand. I did look for ‘fine spray’ aerosol.
Works fine.
It’s cheap. Experiment...
jekrott
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
I've had great success with TRESemme.
Tank1812
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 08:16 AM UTC
I use TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCHVn47E6LA

HTH
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 01:00 PM UTC
The cheapest and un-scented.
Monsoon
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 03:33 PM UTC
Aquanet Pink can. It's what all the hair bands of the 80's used.
joepanzer
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 03:55 PM UTC
So after you spray, do you try to scrub all of it off, or just the areas that you want chipped? What affect does unchipped hairspray have on a finished model?
SSGToms
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 06:43 PM UTC
Clarence - Aquanet Pink can.

Joe - You spray a base color, then the hairspray, then the second color. Then you scrub away with a wet brush where you want the base color to show through. So there is no exposed hairspray.
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 12:01 AM UTC

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So after you spray, do you try to scrub all of it off, or just the areas that you want chipped? What affect does unchipped hairspray have on a finished model?



All depends on what your project is and why your using chipping. A cargo bed or white wash would look better imho if you did the whole area otherwise just in select areas. As long as base coat and hairspray layers are dry/cured then I have not seen any effect the hairspray has on the top coat if you don’t remove the hairspray.
ttwells
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 12:16 AM UTC
Aquanet to be sure... the travel size is the most economical to buy and experiment with. Tres is also pretty good...
joepanzer
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 02:14 AM UTC
Thanks Ryan!!
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 05:13 AM UTC

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I've had great success with TRESemme.



TRESemmé 3 works great for me!



joepanzer
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thanks Matt!!

So there's no residual texture if you don't scrape it off?

Cool!
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Thanks Matt!!

So there's no residual texture if you don't scrape it off?



Nope, the hairspray is under the second coat. Watch the YouTube link I posted, Michael covers a number of questions.