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nail polish
Posted by tomlee on Sunday, February 8, 2004 8:48 AM
i got a good deal on nail polish recently. would like to know if anyone has used it before and what did you use for thinner . will laquer thinner work? been modeling for many years- just never had the opportunity to spray nailpolish
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Posted by Hoser on Monday, February 9, 2004 11:09 AM
You got it right, thin with laquer thinner. Try thinning to the consistency of milk and shoot at about 20 psi. (That should get you in the ballpark.) Be sure to use a good auto primer to protect the plastic.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:58 AM
There's a tutorial on this subject at : http://www.briansmodelcars.com
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Posted by phil on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 6:10 PM
i regard to thining use lacquer thinner and reduce one to one. lay on light coats over a good primer. DON'T rush build up coats gradually. Good luck
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Posted by Tiburon on Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:53 PM
I like Non-Acetone Nail polish, thin to the consistency of milk. And I always prime the plastic before shooting. I like acrylic the best, but use good auto prime some too. Like the others said, DON'T rush it! Let us know how it turns out. Tiburon

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Posted by warra48 on Friday, February 13, 2004 3:19 AM
So when we thin to milk consistency, is that full cream, homogonised, pasteurised, low fat, no fat, skim milk, or extra calcium milk ? What specific gravity do I look for on my hygrometer ? Does it make a difference if the ambient humidity is high or low ?
Help !! What is the base line for milk consistency ???
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Friday, February 13, 2004 7:54 AM
I made this post sometime back to respond to the same nail polish question but since the topic is up again here is my description of painting with nail polish.

Nail polish is used just like lacquer (that has been said). A good quality thinner is a MUST, don’t use cleaning grade thinner! The nail polished I used I thinned the first couple coats about 200 to 300% I can’t say for sure, I don’t really measure, but rather see how it flows. At this ratio, it is very thin but lays down sooooo nice! I make at least three coats as wet as I can without having the mixture puddle on the surface. Let this coat dry at least 20 minutes or so (depending on the temp) then sand away any dust, boogers and what not that don’t belong in paint. Do this procedure until you achieve the depth of color you are looking for. I usually thin even more as I approach the final color coat. After all the color is done, do the same with a quality clear lacquer. Same technique applies for thinning…the thinner the mixture, the less polishing is required but you do need to be careful not to spray very thin product too wet or it will fog the previous coat.

After all these coats are good and cure, get out the polishing pads and use that elbow grease. Lacquer dries really hard and you can be fairly aggressive if needed to get the initial surfaced smoothed out. A good quality automotive polish and waxing will give you a finish you can use for a mirror!

Hope this helps. I would like to give credit for this method I used to the guy who gave me the information. A true Master Builder and Master Airbrush Artist in the truest sense…Steve Boutte.





Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Friday, February 13, 2004 8:13 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by CraigDaModeler

I made this post sometime back to respond to the same nail polish question but since the topic is up again here is my description of painting with nail polish.

Nail polish is used just like lacquer (that has been said). A good quality thinner is a MUST, don’t use cleaning grade thinner! The nail polished I used I thinned the first couple coats about 200 to 300% I can’t say for sure, I don’t really measure, but rather see how it flows. At this ratio, it is very thin but lays down sooooo nice! I make at least three coats as wet as I can without having the mixture puddle on the surface. Let this coat dry at least 20 minutes or so (depending on the temp) then sand away any dust, boogers and what not that don’t belong in paint. Do this procedure until you achieve the depth of color you are looking for. I usually thin even more as I approach the final color coat. After all the color is done, do the same with a quality clear lacquer. Same technique applies for thinning…the thinner the mixture, the less polishing is required but you do need to be careful not to spray very thin product too wet or it will fog the previous coat.

After all these coats are good and cure, get out the polishing pads and use that elbow grease. Lacquer dries really hard and you can be fairly aggressive if needed to get the initial surfaced smoothed out. A good quality automotive polish and waxing will give you a finish you can use for a mirror!

Hope this helps. I would like to give credit for this method I used to the guy who gave me the information. A true Master Builder and Master Airbrush Artist in the truest sense…Steve Boutte.






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THIS GUY KNOWS HIS STUFF!!!, i would consider this some very good info. i have the thread in my favorites , so i can go back and keep reading it. thanks for posting it again craig.Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile just look at that baby shineBig SmileBig Smile

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Posted by Drackopolis on Friday, February 13, 2004 8:19 AM
Nail Polish?
LOL, man i tell ya, i learn something new every minute on this site. But how harsh is this on an airbrush?
Would you clean it with Nail Polish Remover?
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Friday, February 13, 2004 8:31 AM
Actually I find the nail polish the easiest to clean from the airbrush since it is so thin to start with! Thumbs UpThumbs Up

I use cleaning grade lacquer thinner for clean up....not the good stuff!
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Friday, February 13, 2004 9:25 AM
Cool, i will give this technique a try.
As odd as it may sound, i have seen some colors in nail polish i rather liked...

Not on my finger nails though, lol...
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Friday, February 13, 2004 9:49 AM
Well truth be told, I have actually offered some of my nail polishes to my wife for her finger nails...what a concept!!

Laugh

My little write up did not include prep for painting but it has been mentioned that a good primer coat is required!

If you did not see my post and want to see more photos of the 69 Charger nail polish paint job example click here:

69 CHARGER POST
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Friday, February 13, 2004 11:38 AM
does she put as good a shine on them nails as you do your cars??Big SmileTongue

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