Re: accupaint primer

Greg Martin

Sorry, all I was thinking ACCUFLEX not ACCUPAINT my mistake

Greg Martin

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From: radius158 <gard158@...>
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Sent: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 1:21 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: accupaint primer

Do you thin it?

--- In STMFC@..., tgregmrtn@... wrote:


I would not use any synthetic thinner on ACCUPAINT least of all
Acetone (dangerous stuff). From past conversations with Greg Conrad
regarding his product it was a very pure form of Acrylic. Jim Six
once boasted of using lacquer thinner with this paint and I had a
conversation with Greg regarding Jim's statements and he stated that
it SHOULD never have done anything but conjeal. We have had the
discussion regarding using something other than manufacturers
thinners wiuth paints and I have always believed, Why reinvent the

One recommendation he displayed at the 1994 NMRA convention in
Portland was to paint the item and use a hairdrier to "shrink" the
finish and it does shrink to fit. SAWEET paint if you could keep the
shelf life (I converted mine from plastic bottles to glass) long
enough to use it up.

I have had very good results in the past with this now not
available paint using distilled water and a couple of drops of
Ammonia (which slows the dry time), but that was before they made a
specific thinner. I always used a double action Badger airbrush for

Greg Martin

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From: pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 4:10 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: accupaint primer

I've used Accupaint some and have success using acetone as a
I've been told that it's more of an ink than a paint so it matches
colours in the Accucal decal line. I've not used it on brass so
comment on it's durability in that regard but on styrene it worked
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "radius158" <gard158@> wrote:

Has anyone had any experience with Accupaint primer..or other

ie does it need to be thinned?

Any other thinner rather than expensive accupaint thinner?

thanks Doug Gardner

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