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Not sure if this has been brought up here before, in trying to organize all my tiny Testors paint bottles,  I stumbled onto a way to mark them a little better.  If you're like me, and find it nearly impossible to read the small print that tells you what the paint is, I took a sharpie and after using a magnifying glass to read it correctly, wrote it more clearly.  On one side say brown. On the next gloss or flat and so on. I was shocked that I had so many blues. Oh and get yourself one of these cheap spice racks. I. Still not completely organized but getting  closer. 

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2 hours ago, stitchdup said:

I just put a dab of paint on the side of the tin/pot.

Thats a good tip Les but I was having trouble more with the flat and gloss, Which I had to mark bigger so my old eyes could tell what was what. I Have flat black, semi gloss black and gloss black.  I also found the number for Testors flat black. Its SKU 356063. CC 1149TT next time you are in Hobby Lobby looking to buy flat black. There's like 5 different blacks on the Testors rack there and none of them are marked flat black. I told them about this on numerus occasions but apparently, it's no big deal to them.

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52 minutes ago, skymnky721 said:

I always label with a marker also,,so far so good,,one question,,is there an advantage to storing the bottles upside down?  I may learn somthin here,,,

Just sort of mixes it up for you.  You should constantly keep turning them ever week or so after you shake them. I try to do the same with spray cans.

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I've gone one step farther. It's one thing to look at paint through the glass bottle, it's another to see what it actually looks like when painted. I did a 'Metallic' paint swatch, as it were. Gathered all my Metallic paints and painted them in one *Easy To Compare* swatch with the paint code on the back.

I will paint something and then later go, "That paint would look good on this too" and then wonder which paint it was. This way, I can compare immediately which is which and what is what. The first 2 are divided with Acrylics on the left and Enamels on the right.

I dunno, it werx for me....!

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I did it when I was lookin for a way to make exhaust manifold look more RL. Came out pretty good for a first try!

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12 hours ago, Mike C. said:

Not sure if this has been brought up here before, in trying to organize all my tiny Testors paint bottles,  I stumbled onto a way to mark them a little better.  If you're like me, and find it nearly impossible to read the small print that tells you what the paint is, I took a sharpie and after using a magnifying glass to read it correctly, wrote it more clearly.  On one side say brown. On the next gloss or flat and so on. I was shocked that I had so many blues. Oh and get yourself one of these cheap spice racks. I. Still not completely organized but getting  closer. 

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Sweet tip! I'll probably get one of these racks when i go get a cheap candle warmer plate so i can keep decal water nice and warm.

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9 hours ago, Dpate said:

Sweet tip! I'll probably get one of these racks when i go get a cheap candle warmer plate so i can keep decal water nice and warm.

That warmer plate is also a good idea. Don't forget to pick up cheapo hairdryer for fixing warped styrene. I'm always forgetting to pick one of those up.

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