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Painting with nail polish

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  • Member since
    February 2014
Painting with nail polish
Posted by Scale modeller on Thursday, January 3, 2019 7:26 PM

I've seen lots of posts in the gallery that have been painted with nail polish, I was just wondering what thinner to use for that application 

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  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Friday, January 4, 2019 5:41 AM

You have to read the bottle for what type of polish it is , some are alcohol based , some are lacquer based .

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, January 4, 2019 6:16 AM

I have painted a couple models with nail polish and used cheap laquer thinner from the local home-improvement store.  Maybe I got lucky.  I would suggest trying a small mixture to see how compatible laquer thinner is with the polish you have.

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    February 2014
Posted by Scale modeller on Friday, January 4, 2019 3:30 PM

Thanks guys, I will have to start experimenting 

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