Tamiya X-22 Clear

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Since you can no longer find the Tamiya Clear Spray cans, I decided to purchase a couple of bottles of Tamiya X-22 Clear to try and airbrush it. Has anybody used this before? Looks thin enough to spray without thinning but does it need thinning? I have never tried airbrushing Tamiya paints before so help suggestion or comments are welcomed. Thanks in advance.

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Depends. X22 can be acrylic or enamel depending what country you live in.

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What I bought was here in the U.S. and it says to clean up with water so I assume its acrylic.

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This is acrylic and yes, it works great. Make sure that it's completely dry if you are planning to polish it. It polishes great also. Just ask Bill Geary, it's the clear of choice for him!!

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This was my first time using X-22 as a final clear on a body:

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It went on really beautifully and is super glossy. I recall thinking that it was just about perfect in ease of application and in the final result. I did have a couple of spots where it ran because I sprayed too much, but overall it came out great.

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Looks thin enough to spray without thinning but does it need thinning?

So what's the word on this question?

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So what's the word on this question?

My answer is, Yes, it needs to be thinned. I'm pretty sure I used Tamiya's thinner on the body pictured above. Probably about a 50:50 mix, but I can't be certain of that.

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