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  1. 7 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

    I just clogged another can of Rustoleum primer today - I now have 4 clogged cans basically full of paint.

    Im doing all the shaking they recommend, inverting to clear the nozzle, all the stuff you’re MEANT to do...and after a couple or three uses, clog another one.

    I’ve only been using them before I bought a few cans when Amazon had them cheap one day, but I’ll be switching brands now I think ??

    Decant them and see how they work for you.

    Does Rustoleum dry pretty quickly out of the can or decanted?

  2. 2 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

    I have always used a bendy straw to decant paint. Its attached with a bit of Silly Putty although tape or other materials may also work. Using this method you decant  only the amount you need. You will still have to let it gas out.

    I have always used lacquer thinner to thin Rust-oleum.IMG_2061.jpg.e6416824c9b36fee3b07569bbbb25cc5.jpg 

    I have also used it straight out of the can.   

    Good to know John.. Thanks for posting.. I'm going to try it with and without Lacquer thinner and see which I like best.

  3. 45 minutes ago, TonyK said:

    Very nice. Mine has been 3/4 done for months now but thanks to you I think I'll finish it now.

    Those are nice kits and I reached out to Revell to make more. They answered me but didn't sound promising. Wanting more aftermarket decals and can approach it that way but haven't seen any.

    Thanks Tony!  yeah, this was a fun build and I can't wait to do more.  Do you know where we can get more decals?  I've got two of these and might pick up a couple more but I believe I have 4 to 8 older kits in my stash.  Most aftermarket decal sheets cost more than I paid for the old kits so let's hope the decals are still good.

    I was planning on dusting it up a bit because Chris HPIguy's looked so good that way.. then I was really surprised how well it turned out that I might keep it clean.  That's why I didn't sand the tires.  It looks a lot better in person than I was expecting.  

    Speaking of tires.  I love that they put the white lettering on the tire but it seemed to me that the wheels fit better with the unlettered side out.  They did supply decals for the tires so I may use them on the next build.

  4. On 7/17/2020 at 4:23 PM, Jim N said:

    You did a great job with the kit.  It looks really stellar.  As far as the front glass, they tried to fix a problem the original Monogram kits had and that is the dash interfered with the glass and created a gap that started about half way down the glass.  Unless someone was willing to do a lot of surgery, we had to live with this.  Below is my build of the original Monogram kit and you should see the gap.  I have not purchased a Salvino's kit of this model or the sister kits, so I have no first had knowledge at how successful they were, but your front glass looks a lot better than mine.

    IMG 1460

    I sincerely hope you do not think that I am trying to hi-jack your thread. I am trying to show what Salvino was trying to fix.

    That looks great too!  The liveries back in the day look better than modern day to me for some reason.

  5. 13 hours ago, hpiguy said:

    I've never decanted it for airbrushing, but I spray it in a cup for touchups and it works fine.

    I know that many many of the viewers have commented that they do decant it, store it and use it in their airbrushes without issues.  

    Thanks Chris!

    12 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

    I don't know what search terms you used but there's plenty of info out there.

    And as usual for the interdwerbs, at least half of it is wrong.

    Try:   "decant rustoleum for airbrush"



    Yeah, I did find a little but it didn't seem right so I counted it as nothing.  The only info I found for thinning it a guy suggested water???

    12 hours ago, CabDriver said:

    I’ve got a BUNCH to try decanting seeing as I seem to be having a run of them lately that have clogged themselves.  Just got refunded on a can today from Amazon that clogged the first time I used it and spat paint everywhere.

    I think my trick will be piercing the can to let the propellant out, let it sit overnight (NOT inside!? ) and then slice the top off and put it in a different container.  HATE wasting perfectly good paint!

    I'll be looking forward to hearing about your results.

    2 hours ago, GeeBee said:

    The only time I've used Rustoleum paint on a model was some Stainless steel I had left over from a different job, I knew spraying it from the can would be a nightmare to try and spray the side trim panels on the 57 Bel Air, so j decanted it and airbrushed it,  sprayed a treat, like everything I decant from the can, I pop a pin hole towards the top of the can and once the gas has escaped I agitate the paint until it no longer boils, then it's time to pop it into a glass bottle 

    The aerosol can I've photographed here is a different brand,  but it doesn't matter what brand of paint it is, I use the same method. 






    That looks good!  And you didn't have to thin it?  I've always thinned the lacquers I've decanted... seems to lay down better for me.

    You get a whole lot more paint out of these cans than Tamiya or Testor/ModelMaster.

    1 hour ago, Dave G. said:

    Just the clear lacquer gloss. It sprays better out of the can.

    I'm thinking a thinner would have helped but would love to know which is best.  My thought would be any lacquer thinner.

  6. I've notice several groups on FB have builds that use Rustoleum spray cans for their paint jobs.. also Chris of @hpiguyuses them on his YT builds.  They look good.  I don't like to use spray cans though because it is always to humid where I live and it is too much for a paint booth indoors.  Has anyone ever decanted it and used it through an airbrush?  I searched google and didn't come up with anything. 

  7. 18 minutes ago, mikemodeler said:

    You do realize that for $90 you get 218 magazines, right? That is $.41 per copy, a BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH sweet deal if you ask me. No stack of magazines taking up space, able to print off articles and images as you want, seems like a much easier way of having this "resource" at your disposal.

    Is it really that many?  I thought it was just the ones they have pics on the cover.  Heck of a deal if so.

  8. 12 minutes ago, Silver Foxx said:

    A really nice build , looks great .

    Thanks Bruce!

    1 hour ago, cobraman said:

    Nicely done , I never built a sprint car model.

    Thanks Ray!  You should give it a try.  I found it to be the easiest and most enjoyable of any build.  There really are not a lot of parts.  Looking at them I thought it would be hard and complicated but it wasn't.  This one took me 4 days to build.

  9. Thanks for all the info everyone.

    The second kit I won for $10 arrived today.  Citgo Ford Nascar.  It was still factory sealed in the box and when I opened it everything was in great condition... not a scratch on the glass.  But the seller didn't put it in a box, just wrapped it with the paper from a paper grocery bag.. we were both luck the USPS didn't damage it.  The price was not listed on the shipping label so I have no clue what he paid but he saved money on the box LOL.

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