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Enamel thinner

Postby curt » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:07 pm

So whats the best thing to use. I remember using laquer thinner for a long time. I also bought some Testors Modelmaster airbrush thinner. Honestly it smells like minneral spirits. Is this correct? Whats the best bang for my buckwhen it comes to thinner? I am looking to switch to acrylics once I use my current enamel supply.


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Re: Enamel thinner

Postby Tesral » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:42 am

For cleanup of enamels I prefer classic turpentine, then shampoo the brush. Baby shampoo the cheap stuff. But i have a thing for real hair brushes.

And the thinners are mineral spirits.

BTW Lacquer thinner is denatured alcohol, not the best solvent for the petroleum based solvents in enamel paint.
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Re: Enamel thinner

Postby Max Nex » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:15 pm

you will definitely have to use different thinners with acrylics.
remember , "oil and water don't mix"

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