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cos918

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identifying paint
« on: December 22, 2015, 10:15:19 PM »

Hi All
I am restoring some second hand models. The problem is I dont know what type of paint has been used. So when I come to repaint the models I want to avoid any paint reaction . Is there any way to identify what paint has been used ?


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Re: identifying paint
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 08:36:06 PM »

any got an ideas apart from taking pot luck ?


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Re: identifying paint
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 08:39:01 PM »

I can't help on paint identification but can recommend this stuff:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HB-Body-Pro-Isolator-Spray-Paint-400ml-5200000003-/281809889811


Simply flat down the old paint, spray a layer of this followed by a coat of primer then paint with your chosen paints
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Re: identifying paint
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 09:18:08 PM »

get some cellulose thinners or similar and try a bit that is hidden....if it wrinkles up then the chance is that it is enamel....Keep the wet rag on it for a bit ......if the paint simply comes off then there is a darned good chance that it is a rattle can

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Re: identifying paint
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 09:51:28 PM »

I would still suggest a coat of isolator afterwards, just as belt and braces
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Re: identifying paint
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 04:35:06 PM »

Hello all
Thank you for the tips . I will look in to both


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