Introducing JoAnn Bortles

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:36 pm
Welcome Joann....you do great work. I will be sure to follow along in your forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:11 pm
tanner wrote:awesome work! the woodgrain paint is some of the most impressive to me! welcome!! :clap:


Thank you, I love painting woodgrain effect, and its easier than you might think. It actually pretty fun compared the most custom paint techniques. In my Advanced Airbrush book, I have a chapter on woodgraining. And in the book I'm writing now, I have even more tricks and techniques for doing different kinds of woodgrain including burlwood.
I like woodgraining so much, I wish all my jobs were woodgrain work. Its easier than you might think and the effects you can get are so cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:45 pm
Welcome to the site JoAnn. Its good to have professional help on here.

Ive got a question,,,do you use etch prime?
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Welcome to the site man its great to have a custom painter here this will save alot of time researching craziness for custom painters on GOOGLE! LOL But yes im looking forward to seeing your topics here! COOOL! :rockon:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:01 pm
Just wanted to say Welcome to the forum and I will definitely be following any tips you can give!

I am not very artistic so I really admire anyone that can wield an airbrush with skill. I'm especially fond of murals with depth and lots of hidden graphics.... Its nice to see art that has features you might miss the first 1 or 5 times you see it. :) Realistic flames "true fire" and wood grain are also cool techniques.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 am
Hi JoAnn
Welcome to the web site

Very curious about the wood gaining especially your Burlwood look That really looks nice on the dash on your web site.
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Welcome to autobody101.com JoAnn!
Your work is outstanding.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:32 am
OldDupontGuy wrote:Welcome to the site JoAnn. Its good to have professional help on here.

Ive got a question,,,do you use etch prime?


Just now saw this question, etch prime? Depends. I'm not exactly the most pacient painter, but I am a nut for making sure I have a good "tooth" for primer to stick to. For bike parts, I always sandblast and then go straight to primer and have had no problems with it. But for car sheetmetal, etch primer is what I do. Plus now that I have a full time prep guy who is way more pacient than me, he always does things by the book or tech sheet. I've been known to take a shortcut or 5, and at times have paid dearly for it.
And if it calls for etch, then he always uses it.
But for sandblasted metal, I don't see why you would need to use etch primer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:10 am
Do you epoxy the bare sandblasted metal or use Urethane primer ?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:13 pm
If its blasted,,,you still need to use an epoxy or etch first.
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