Re: Another request for guidance on paint

John Barry


I would recommend not using lacquer thinner with enamel paints. Stick with mineral spirits.  They should be less expensive and much more compatible.  The lacquer thinner can attack styrene and unless you are priming a plastic model, you can end up with a very squishy blob. I've used Model Master on aircraft for years thinned from a quart of generic mineral spirits.  No problems.  That first Floquil that I didn't know to prime different story.  Live and learn. 
John Barry

ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights


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From: Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2014 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Another request for guidance on paint

Yes, it work for me on MM enamels  but do please test first. Paint companies occasionally tweak their recipes so compatibility is not always a constant.

If you are using lacquer thinners only mix up enough for what you need and don't return the thinned paint to the jar as the paint sometimes turns into jello if a thinned brew is mixed back in


On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:53 AM, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
Thanks Aidrian,  So I could use the lacquer thinner I already have to thin and clean up?  I use the lacquer thinner with the Floquil lacquers  that I have sprayed with for years.
Fenton Wells

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