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mckenzig

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Paint
« on: March 07, 2017, 05:31:52 AM »

Recently i have tried building  Earnshaw plans was given away in Model Boats magazine. It said that it was built in balsa and although up till now I had built in ply, I decided that this would be in balsa. I built the hull and gave it a coat of undercoat, using Itsi Bitsi paint, this was grey. I then put another coat on the hull and rubbed it down, then a coat of the final colour of white, this formed like crazy paving. I rubbed it down and filled the pattern with poly filler and again rubbed it down to a smooth surface. Today i applied a top coat again and one is OK and the other like a crazy paving again. I have used this paint on four other boats without problem so am at a loss!
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Re: Paint
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 08:19:45 AM »

Never heard of this make of paint....where did you get it from can you post a link to it so i can possibly help


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Tony Marlow

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Re: Paint
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »

Itsy Bitsy is an Indian art supply company. Probably acrylic but could be anything in it 
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Re: Paint
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 02:27:03 PM »

If its made in India then it could be formulated with anything from bat excrement to nuclear waste from the "xxxxx" power plant O0 This was not a profanity although the site thinks it was, just a nuclear plant in Japan beginning with F and ending in Kushima.

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Re: Paint
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 05:50:48 PM »

Humbrol had loads of issues with their Indian sourced enamel paint backawhile, so this could be the same problem of quality control.
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