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Paint mixing
Posted by Srpuln10 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:09 PM

I need help. I use tamiya paint and I wanna know what ratio I need for my retarder. I would love to be able to put it straight in the 23ml bottle. I'm new to the modeling worled and can use any advice. Thanks for the info 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, April 15, 2019 9:32 PM

You don’t want to add the retarder straight into the bottle of paint. You risk contaminating your paint. The retarder is not to be added into a bottle of paint, only to the paint in the cup of your airbrush.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:37 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You don’t want to add the retarder straight into the bottle of paint. You risk contaminating your paint. The retarder is not to be added into a bottle of paint, only to the paint in the cup of your airbrush.

 

or when you hand brush, you need to add a few drops to how much you plan to use.

 

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Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:34 AM

It sounds counterintuitive.  Why can’t I mix some thinner/retarder into my bottle of paint.

I’be done it. The mixed paint hand brushed well.  No problem.  Come back in a week. Still no problem.  Stick that bottle on the shelf until later when you really need that color, just a brushfull.  Aww come on, the hobby shops are closed

Why has the paint turned into a solid hockey puck in the bottom of the jar or you may catch it when it is a pile of goo  

Adding the thinner starts a reaction to solidify the paint

go to the restaurant  supply store and buy a sleeve of 2 oz condiment cups to mix your paint as needed.  Don’t pour the left overs back in the bottle

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:52 AM

EdGrune
Adding the thinner starts a reaction to solidify the paint

He hit the nail on the head.

Look at it this way: the manufacturer has a heavily-vested financial interest in coming up with the most stable and consistent paint formula they can. Anything that changes that delicate chemical balance starts the clock ticking toward possible strange, annoying or bad effects in the mix.

The roll of the dice is that the timing and extent of those effects is always variable...but decades of experience suggests they'll always occur at the worst possible moment...or to put the kybosh on the project you've worked hardest and sweated blood on.

As the renowned philosopher Mr. Eastwood was fond of saying:

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:29 PM

Thanks everyone for the info. I really appreciate y'all taking time to answer my question. Big help Big Smile

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