THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

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    NoGoodToM3D3ad's Avatar
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    THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    Using testors Enamel... I can't find a thinner that THINS IT! I've used Weber Turpenoid & Winsor and Newton... I can't get this stuff to thin out...

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    Testors used to make their own thinner. If its still available, have you tried that? I find using keeping brands together seems to work best. If its still made then try your local hobby store if you don't see it at one of the box stores.

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    What I was going to say ^

    It's sold right next to the testors bottle paints

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    I used no-name mineral spirits. No problem! Lacquer thinner will probably work too. Watch that it doesn't end up warping any thin plastic, though.

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    The rack Didn't have the Testors thinner. I'm going tomorrow to a Hobby Shop near by (I'll call ahead to see if they have it). I Read about Mineral Spirits and Lacquer Thinner, also. I'm going to go straight Testors Thinning Solution. Who'd of thought mixing this stuff would be so touchy...

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    I used low order mineral spirits with no problems. You can pick it up at virtually any hardware store for <$10 a quart.

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    Its not working because turpenoid and winsor and newton thinners are made for oil based artist paints, like to do paintings, not enamel.

    Like what was previously mentioned, you need to use mineral spirits if you dont use the testors thinner. You can also use the floquil or Humbrol thinners.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Jan 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM.

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    Re: THINNER AND ENAMEL \/\/TF?!

    Testors thinner did the trick To thin that annoying enamel (Obviously) I use the Turpanoide to clean my airbrush aparatus.
    Last edited by NoGoodToM3D3ad; Jan 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM.

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