Need help?? we are new to this and experimenting and running into problems. Our problem is with the base coat. We are tying to find a paint that we can buy locally and not pay for shipping cause shipping aerosol is soo expensive and right now don't really want to buy a quart and use a gun. So we bought rustolem and bought a can of Krylon and sprayed the plastic tests covers the morning before we dipped later on that afternoon. Our paint appeared dry after 5-6 hours so we proceeded to dip. The dip came out perfect, but during rinsing, the base coat appeared to break down and the base cat became tacky. Appeared to me that 1 the paint wasn't dry enough or 2 the activator attacked with with base coat. Once before we had a problem waiting too long. We sprayed our base coat 2-3 weeks before we dipped and the film after dipping washed right off. We were told we waited too long before dipping that the paint was too dry. Can someone please help me in what we are doing wrong and can I buy my paint locally instead of using there paint??? We are particularly dipping European mount buck skulls.