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Just wondering about Tamiya spray paint?


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#1 fishdatty

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

I mostly use duplicolor type paints, but I figured I would give Tamiya a try. I was just wondering if you use a dehydrator to speed up the drying time, how long do you have to wait before you can handle the model?.......thanks F. D.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Depends on how much you put on, but I can handle the body enough to put in the dehydrator in about 30 minutes, and I can take it out of dehydrator after about 2 to 3 hours. I have been known to wetsand it after that and clear it then. I love Tamiya paint for it's ability to work with quickly.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

One thing about Tamiya paint is it shows surface imperfections more than Testors, any stray sanding marks get picked up in the paint. The paint is great but it seems to require more thorough surface prep.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

Depends on how much you put on, but I can handle the body enough to put in the dehydrator in about 30 minutes, and I can take it out of dehydrator after about 2 to 3 hours. I have been known to wetsand it after that and clear it then. I love Tamiya paint for it's ability to work with quickly.


Same here. It's really "hot" paint but its fast-drying properties are really forgiving when it comes to wetcoats. It's great stuff, and the only stuff I use. Spray your first mist coat of clear into the last wetcoat of color, before it sets up, and you can easily finish the whole paintjob in a day.