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NEW MODEL PAINT FROM HOUSE OF KOLORS AT WAL MART.
Posted by IMPALASS89 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 4:37 PM
I just came back from one of my local wal marts and I seen they have done some paint for the model cars the whole top shelf was filled with primer and a lot fo really nice colors to choose from from primer to silver and the candy colors to the colora that cahange when you look at the car from different angles.They even had a bottles of different colors in paint set I think these were around $18.00 the cans were $5.97 also there was A spray gun set for $74.95 had any one seen this yet??
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Posted by darkwanderer on Saturday, January 06, 2007 4:52 PM
Yeah, Wally-World has been converting over from Testors to HOK for about the last year. It's really hit or miss right now. HOK has some very nice colors. Really looking forward to my WW changing over.
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Posted by IMPALASS89 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 8:10 PM
You can't miss them they are right above the kit in the isle.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 07, 2007 12:26 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by IMPALASS89

I just came back from one of my local wal marts and I seen they have done some paint for the model cars the whole top shelf was filled with primer and a lot fo really nice colors to choose from from primer to silver and the candy colors to the colora that cahange when you look at the car from different angles.They even had a bottles of different colors in paint set I think these were around $18.00 the cans were $5.97 also there was A spray gun set for $74.95 had any one seen this yet??

i bought two cans, and one bottle of paint... since i really don't know if i could use testors thinner, i may take it back...
but i thought the airbrush set was $17.95...
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Posted by bigtruck on Sunday, January 07, 2007 7:50 AM
The Wall-Marts around here still have Testors, Just wonder when the switch will make it here then, Also is HOK paints better than testors I know it don't take much to be better but I've always used the Testors in bottles and Cans soo besides color choices whats the big diffrence. I noticed that all Paint has taken a raise also.
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Posted by bart3 on Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:47 AM
I was at my walmart this past wed, they had some of the H.O.C paint. All they had was the spray cans, so I picked some up. But they still had a lot of testors on the shelf. I was there yesterday, and guss what ! not a can of testors or anything with testors on it was on the shelf. every thing is H.O.C . I'am talking paint , tape, brushes, and even a two pack of 1oz plastic airbrush bottles. only found about 3/4 plastic kits. but I was told the toy truck had not come in yet. with all this H.O.C paint on the shelfs I hope they fill up the shelfs with models here in ga. THe six pack of paint in 1oz bottles go for 17.95 single 1oz bottles go for 3.96 each. I don't remember the cost of the other things, I just grabed the paint that I wanted and checked out.

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Posted by wagonguy on Sunday, January 07, 2007 11:40 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mackoneO

QUOTE: Originally posted by IMPALASS89

I just came back from one of my local wal marts and I seen they have done some paint for the model cars the whole top shelf was filled with primer and a lot fo really nice colors to choose from from primer to silver and the candy colors to the colora that cahange when you look at the car from different angles.They even had a bottles of different colors in paint set I think these were around $18.00 the cans were $5.97 also there was A spray gun set for $74.95 had any one seen this yet??

i bought two cans, and one bottle of paint... since i really don't know if i could use testors thinner, i may take it back...
but i thought the airbrush set was $17.95...


you can use acetone.... and thin it to a 2%milk consistinsy, just make sure your car is primed VERY good, because acetone makes the paint very hot, and will melt your model
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Posted by kustombuilder1 on Sunday, January 07, 2007 1:30 PM
Still all Testors at ours. I'd like to see the new H.O.K. colors, but not sure if totally wiping out Testors is a solid idea or not..............
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Posted by Tiburon on Sunday, January 07, 2007 4:56 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wagonguy

QUOTE: Originally posted by mackoneO

QUOTE: Originally posted by IMPALASS89

I just came back from one of my local wal marts and I seen they have done some paint for the model cars the whole top shelf was filled with primer and a lot fo really nice colors to choose from from primer to silver and the candy colors to the colora that cahange when you look at the car from different angles.They even had a bottles of different colors in paint set I think these were around $18.00 the cans were $5.97 also there was A spray gun set for $74.95 had any one seen this yet??

i bought two cans, and one bottle of paint... since i really don't know if i could use testors thinner, i may take it back...
but i thought the airbrush set was $17.95...


you can use acetone.... and thin it to a 2%milk consistinsy, just make sure your car is primed VERY good, because acetone makes the paint very hot, and will melt your model


What he said! But, you can use Non-Acetone FP remover and lighter coats of primer if loss of detail is a problem. It's allt I use for Fingernail Polish and some decanted Laquers as well. Also, I haven't tried it yet but I don't see why thinner for enamels (any brand) would not work, however I'd test a small batch first just to be sure. I just shot my latest build with the KK flip flop in the can, I like how it covers and flows sweet too. The price, now that I don't like, but for the way it turned out I might be reconsidering my thoughts.....

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Posted by Svenny on Sunday, January 07, 2007 7:38 PM
Still no HOK here, just Testors
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Posted by elwoodz on Monday, January 08, 2007 10:39 AM
Still waiting here.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 08, 2007 10:58 AM
My local Walmart switched over this last week. It was a happy day. Not because they are switching to Valspar paint (from the MAKERS of House of Kolor), but because they put everything on clearance! I picked up 41 cans of Testors spray paint for $1 a can. I got 3 of the Chrysler 300C's and 1 Plymouth Belvedere for $7 each! They also had other kits I wasn't interested in.

FYI - these clearance items were not in the model aisle, they were in a clearance section on the other side of the store. SCORE!

I do like the new HOK paint masks, but now that they are mass-produced and at Walmart, everyone will start using these.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 08, 2007 2:02 PM
I went to two of my local Wally's and they don't have the new paint but I did find in clearance a '55 Cameo, '32 Ford Coupe and a '74 Plymouth GTX for $5.00 bucks a piece.
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, January 08, 2007 2:14 PM
"From the makers of HOK" not HOK. Nice paints but not nearly as clean color as the real deal. These are a modified enamel manufactured by Valspar, to call them HOK is a stretch.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 08, 2007 3:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dag65

"From the makers of HOK" not HOK. Nice paints but not nearly as clean color as the real deal. These are a modified enamel manufactured by Valspar, to call them HOK is a stretch.


Thank you !! No one reads the fine print even though it's right there on the front of the lable.

I've been using REAL HOK paints from Black Gold for a couple years now and am impressed with the vibrancy of the colours and how nicely they lay down, , , don't know about this stuff sold at Walmart, , ,haven't tried it as it's not sold here, , ,BUT, , ,

I can tell you from experience the "Glidden" house paint they sell is very inferiour to what you get at an actual Glidden store.

But like I said I haven't tried the "BY the Makers of " HOK stuff.
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Posted by Bluesman Mark on Monday, January 08, 2007 5:27 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dag65

"From the makers of HOK" not HOK. Nice paints but not nearly as clean color as the real deal. These are a modified enamel manufactured by Valspar, to call them HOK is a stretch.


I can't say for sure, but it may be the new "Kustom Kolors" line by Valspar, the makers of HOK paints. If it is, try it. It's HOK colors formulated for models. I used their Kandy Purple with their Base Silver under it over Duplicolor white primer. on a 69 Barracuda & was very pleased with the results. This is really good paint.

Here's a link tto their home page: http://www.kustomkolorpaints.com/kustomkolor/index.jsp

& a post of their "FAQ" page:

"FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do we strongly recommend basecoats? – Several reasons, a few are listed below: 1.) It gives your model an even color to start, allowing for the best and brightest looking colors. 2.) Due to the semi-translucent nature of the paint base, coatings allow for fewer coats to get coverage. 3.) Some custom paints are designed to enhance the colors that are painted with them: Kandy colors enhance the base that they are painted over; Kameleon® or color shift pigments are enhanced by being painted over darker colors.

What is the reduction for airbrushing? – This is a matter of personal preference, but a good benchmark is to start at 20% reducer. We have found that some colors need more or less reduction.

What kind of paint is Kustom Kolor®? – it is a type of enamel paint.

Is Kustom Kolor paint House of Kolor® paint in a smaller container? –NO, House of Kolor® uses a different technology in the binder/carrier, most of which would require activators to make them work properly. However, most of the pigments are the same pigments that you would find in the House of Kolor® paint line, and Kustom Kolor® is made by the same company, in the same facility, that makes House of Kolor®.

Why not just use House of Kolor® Paint? –The House of Kolor® paint system was designed for professional painters; the paint requires very specific conditions, equipment and mixing to make it work properly. It was designed to be sprayed as a complete system in a spray booth. House of Kolor® is not designed to be used on the type of plastics that models are made from."

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Posted by horsepower on Monday, January 08, 2007 10:42 PM
Believe it or not, but one of our local Walmart's are sewitching to Testors from the HOK line, I picked up spray cans for $3,each, & bottles for $2.50.
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Posted by stlrick on Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:31 AM
Is "20% reducer" 1 part reducer to 4 parts paint?
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Posted by dag65 on Thursday, January 11, 2007 12:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by stlrick

Is "20% reducer" 1 part reducer to 4 parts paint?

5x20=100
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Posted by tadkins796 on Friday, January 12, 2007 8:45 AM
Impalass89:
Which Wal-mart did you go to? The one in Canton had HoK in the automotive section. Spray cans only, Base colors for about $6.00 and top coat colors for around $10.00. TheWal-Mart on Middlebelt didn't have much of any thing.
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Posted by East Coast Customs on Friday, January 12, 2007 2:55 PM
im happier than a pig in doodoo, i finally found a walmrt in the southern NH that carries this!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:45 PM
Still nothing here, but they are re-vamping the store after the christmas sales, picked up several models for $7 and all the paints were still testors...
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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, January 20, 2007 4:41 PM
The WalMart in Amherst, NH has HOK Kustom Kolor paint in the model aisle. Lots of nice colors especially if you build customs and low rider/tuner models My question is.....is this paint enamel or lacquer?

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 20, 2007 5:27 PM
its enamel...... anybody tried the stencils and masking tapes? i bought the set of flame stencils; they're freakin expensive............ and why cant the department manager at my wally-world stock the reducer?!!!Angry
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Posted by FnRage on Sunday, January 21, 2007 3:59 PM
I'm with tadkins, which Walmart was that. The one by me in Woodhaven doesn't have any yet either.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 21, 2007 5:25 PM
walmarts in southwest va have already switched from testors to House of Color paints the only way we can get testors is to goto hobby shops
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Posted by tadkins796 on Sunday, January 28, 2007 1:19 PM
FnRage:
From my under standing, its the walmart down in Monroe, so far the walmart in the tri-country, hasn't switch over yet.
Let me know if you find it somewere. Please
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 28, 2007 4:36 PM
havent been to the model section of my Wally in a long time may check it out later though.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 28, 2007 5:08 PM
well just got back from my Wally World.Surprised they dont carry the HOK line.and theyre modeling section is looking real bad.only a small section now.but did find sumpin Im gettin next month.Theyre propellant airbrush kit for $20. Guess Imma have to buy me models online? any ideas who has some good truck kits at a reasonable price?
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Posted by carlo on Sunday, January 28, 2007 6:10 PM
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