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  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: Louisville KY / Southern IN
Scale Finshes questions
Posted by DMX512 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:48 PM

After researching what seems to be a bitter divorce between Gravity Colors USA and Gravity Colors EU I stumbled upon Scale Finishes. I understand that Gravity EU is actually filling orders in a timely manner and they seem to get great reviews as far as quality as well.

I was wondering if any of you folks have used Scale Finishes? If so what are your thoughts in comparison to Gravity EU as far as quality, ease of use, end result etc... .

Also, how is Scale Finishes shipping / turnaround time from date of purchase?

Thanks in advance.

"You should never smoke in pajamas. You might start a fire and burn your face." F.Z.

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:58 PM

I just recieved my first order from them. It took about a week and a half. I ordered two 2oz bottles of Basin street blue. My forte' has always been being able to eyeball a color. I'm not entirely sure how it will look once fully cured, but it sprayed well through my old Pasche.

It is a little thinner upon reciept than I prefer.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Louisville KY / Southern IN
Posted by DMX512 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:01 PM

195x

You just received an order from Scale Finishes?

 

 

"You should never smoke in pajamas. You might start a fire and burn your face." F.Z.

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:29 PM

DMX512

195x

You just received an order from Scale Finishes?

 

 

 

Yes. That's what you were asking about wasn't it?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Louisville KY / Southern IN
Posted by DMX512 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:53 AM

195X

Indeed it was was what I was askin about. I just wanted to clarify. Have you used Gravity EU? If so how does it compare, in your opinion.

Also, did you use Scale Finishes primer and clear? If not what is your preference for those items.

thanks

 

"You should never smoke in pajamas. You might start a fire and burn your face." F.Z.

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:59 AM

I have not had opportunity to use Gravity UK, so I can't honestly compare them. They are on par (S.F.) with Model Car World. I use Duplicolor primer and clear almost exclusively when it comes to lacquers. 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: Louisville KY / Southern IN
Posted by DMX512 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:14 AM

195X

Thank you for your replies.

I was up early this morning (6am EST) and looking, again, at Gravity EU and Scale Finishes when I noticed that Gravity has a "chat" button. I started chatting with him and asking about Sunbeam Tiger colors. He was very helpful considering it was midnight in Spain. I might just give Gravity EU a try. I will post back with thoughts/impressions, although, obviously, I do not have that much experience.

"You should never smoke in pajamas. You might start a fire and burn your face." F.Z.

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Posted by jchrisf on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:28 AM

I would also consider Splash Paints.  They are new and delivering fast to the US for a great price.  I don't think they have a large selection of colors yet but a lot of cool colors are coming. Bob Downie was happy with his order.

https://www.splash-paints.com/

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/131743-splash-paints-llc-order/?do=findComment&comment=1956863

I see a lot of my heros in the magazine talking about House of Kolor too.

But I want to try them all and make up my own decision... Scale Production, Gravity, Splash, etc.

 

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:57 AM

DMX512

195X

Thank you for your replies.

I was up early this morning (6am EST) and looking, again, at Gravity EU and Scale Finishes when I noticed that Gravity has a "chat" button. I started chatting with him and asking about Sunbeam Tiger colors. He was very helpful considering it was midnight in Spain. I might just give Gravity EU a try. I will post back with thoughts/impressions, although, obviously, I do not have that much experience.

 

You're welcome. I await your review.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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