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Humbrol enamel -rule change and not for sale in my local shop now

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RST:
Hi,

I was in my local model shop today and they had a sign up over their Humbrol enamel display saying please don't pick any tins because it can't be sold now.  There was apparently an EU rule change for one of the solvents used in stopping it skinning over inside the tin* and they are legally not allowed to sell it now (maybe 1,000 of stock stuck on the shelves and Humbrol won't take any stock back apparently).

I make no comment on EU rules, and I can't stand Humbrol enamel anyway except for No 1 primer (which I actually went in there for).

I checked google afterwards and there are other internet posts out there about it the last month or so which are easy enough to find, so I could well believe it.  If you are still a Humbrol enamel user (good luck to you), you might want to replenish stocks while you can?

*Thats the reason I found on internet afterwards.  In any case, I beieve this shop, they're not simple "box-shifters".

Rich

Tug Fanatic:
It isn't just the EU make "interesting" rules.

Our local farmer was telling me that they are no longer allowed to spray their potatoes with something that stops them chitting (throw out shoots). As a result he has sold all his potatoes before they sprouted. This is a UK rule & it means that there won't be any UK sourced potatoes for sale at this time of year.

As he says all the potatoes that you are now buying in the UK will be EU sourced and have been sprayed to stop chitting as they don't have this rule.

The logic of this escapes me.




 

raflaunches:
From many Facebook Airfix style pages the reason is because it contains a minute amount of MEK to prevent skinning. They will be back in stock in the next few months with a readjusted recipe but no one is quite sure what is going to happen with the old stock.

Circlip:
How many sniffs can you get from a Humbrol tinlet before the solvent runs out?  :-X  Far fewer than a tube of Balsa Cement.


  Regards   Ian.

Klunk:

--- Quote from: raflaunches on April 16, 2022, 08:41:47 am ---From many Facebook Airfix style pages the reason is because it contains a minute amount of MEK to prevent skinning. They will be back in stock in the next few months with a readjusted recipe but no one is quite sure what is going to happen with the old stock.

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The simple way around the not selling is a donation box

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