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Thining hobby store acrlic paints

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TnT
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Thining hobby store acrlic paints
Posted by TnT on Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:27 PM

Want to try acrylic, arts and crafts type paints, in my airbrush. What do most use to thin. I read some used windex. Would water not work since it is a water based paint?

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Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, September 15, 2017 3:34 AM

I have used rubbing alcohol with pretty good success.  Water seems to, well, water it down too much to make it adhere well to plastic.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, September 15, 2017 11:53 AM

Why not ask for information from those at the store? Seems like a good place to start. Their paid to know that stuff maybe better than we do Thumbs Up.

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TnT
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Posted by TnT on Friday, September 15, 2017 5:46 PM

Treehugger Dave

Why not ask for information from those at the store? Seems like a good place to start. Their paid to know that stuff maybe better than we do Thumbs Up.

 

Lol. You trying to be funny or are you serious? Most of the ones i ask anything have velcro shoes because they can't tie their own shoes.

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Posted by 61 Galaxie on Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:29 AM

I would recommend being careful when buying craft type acrylic paint. Only the "multi-surface" type will stick well to plastic (speaking from sad experience). And don't use water, that will lessen the paint's ability to stick and cover properly. Use an acrylic extender such as that sold by Liquitex or Golden paint brands. This will thin the paint but maintain the adhesion and coverage capability of the paint. 

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Posted by big-e-models on Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:28 AM

I buy craft paint mostly metallic, from Micheals crafts , I use mythol hydrate , or gas line antifreeze get it at most paint or hardware stores works great drys fast ! No smell 

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:39 AM

Thanks for the replies. 

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Posted by Digital_Cowboy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:38 PM

Treehugger Dave

Why not ask for information from those at the store? Seems like a good place to start. Their paid to know that stuff maybe better than we do Thumbs Up.

 

I hope that you are kidding.  These days it seems as so few people actually know much if anything about what they're selling, particularly in any sort of chain store.

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