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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2015, 01:24:46 PM »

Another question has come up.

Do you have to use Tamiya brand acrylic thinners with Tamiya acrylic paints ?  It so expensive for so little.
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2015, 01:32:07 PM »

Any type of acrylic thinners should do the trick.....arnt a lot of the acrylic tamya paints water based?


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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2015, 02:01:44 PM »

it's just isopropanol alchohol. get it cheap as chips from resin suppliers.

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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2015, 02:03:25 PM »

Any type of acrylic thinners should do the trick.....arnt a lot of the acrylic tamya paints water based?


Dave
Apparently so but if you try to clean you brushes in water after using them it takes an age. Much quicker with either Tamiya or ultimate airbrush thinner.


I tend to use Tamiya thinner, tho for airbrushing ultimate airbrush thinner is better value for money as it's cheaper and you need less to get the same consistency.


http://www.umpretail.com/products/ultimate-airbrush-thinner
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2015, 03:46:14 PM »

I have used both, isopropanol and Tamiya thinner and really can't tell the difference. There is some on Amazon at the moment 1/2ltr for around 6 inc p&p but probably cheaper by litre or gallon. I clean down with panel wipe(fast dry) at about 8 a gallon so these types of chemicals need not cost the earth.


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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2015, 03:50:51 PM »

Cheers lads.. it says to clean with water on the little bottle but it feels like the brushes are greasy even when dry.

When i said to the model shop owner about washing them in water  he said you won't get them really clean. Think he is right.I don't mind using acrylic thinners just looking for more thinners for less money than Tamiya

Might switch to Humbrol acrylic paints probably they're the same.

Me thinks next model will be airbrushed with Humbrol oil based paints   
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2015, 04:18:21 PM »

I've never had much success spraying enamels with an airbrush and the cleanup takes an age.
Might just be me tho lol
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2015, 04:50:41 PM »

When I used to do armoured vehicles I was taught and used meth spirits with Tamiya acrylics
Worked a treat :-))
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2015, 05:00:23 PM »

Essex.. I've never sprayed enamels but i think it has been done. Just not a fan of acrylics

Gingyer.. Got plenty Meths here try it tomorrow.
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2015, 05:58:56 PM »

How did you get on??
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2015, 08:20:44 AM »

Gingyer

Haven't tried it yet as I had finish the hull on the inside with Tamiya white (5 coats over a rattle can primer to get coverage) before your reply had come up. Will have a trial today on a spare piece of wood
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2015, 11:08:26 AM »

Update

Meths done a good job of cleaning the brush I was using. Just a little run under the tap to remove the meths. I mixed a little Tamiya white with meths 50/50 and using a brush was o.k but this is the mixture Gingyer uses on the airbrush, so will I when I get one. i use to have to finally clean my brushes with soapy water after using Tamiya thinners as they felt greasy but the meth works a treat. Cheers Gingyer
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Re: Hull Paint Poblems.
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2015, 09:03:35 PM »

Glad it was of use :-))
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