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#1 W-Machine

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

What can I thin automotive touch-up paint with for airbrushing? I have a large stock of the ones that come with a brush attached to the cap. Thanks in advance for all the helpful advice.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

I was wondering this too.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

Most of the stuff I have is acrylic laquer, so I would say you need to cut it with a lacquer thinner.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

I use regular lacquer thinner for those. I'm talking about Plasti-kote brand paints. They come in a one ounce bottle with the little brush, too. These paints are very susceptible to blushing if you paint in humid conditions.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

I've used automotive touchup paints for perhaps 45 years on plastic model cars, almost always by airbrush. I use ordinary lacquer thinners with the stuff, has always worked just fine for me.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

Lacquer thinner it is, then. Thanks for the tip. I knew I could count on the scale modeling community to send me in the right direction.