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Zero Paints - Anyone use them?

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Zero Paints - Anyone use them?
Posted by bluenote on Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:49 AM

Has anyone used Zero paints for their car models?  They look pretty good, but I'm worried about the fumes they may give off.  Are they worse than Tamiya rattle cans as far as fumes?  I believe they are real automotive lacquers as opposed to Tamiya synthetic lacquers, so I'm guessing they are much more toxic.

Anyone have experience with these?

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    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:41 PM

I've used them twice with great results but you're right in that they give off some fumes. I think there's less odor than a Tamiya spray can, perhaps to a significant extent. Because you use them in an airbrush and therefore control the amount of paint being sprayed rather than a rattle cans tendency to blast paint and propellant everywhere I found them less offensive. The paint itself is thin and requires multiple coats to acheive full coverage plus you then need a gloss clear coat to finish the job. If you want an auto color that's an exact match to the original then give them a try. I did and despite having no complaints I probably won't do it again. The last thing I need is an another brand of paint lying around in a partilly used bottle.

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Posted by bluenote on Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:31 PM

jeffpez

I've used them twice with great results but you're right in that they give off some fumes. I think there's less odor than a Tamiya spray can, perhaps to a significant extent. Because you use them in an airbrush and therefore control the amount of paint being sprayed rather than a rattle cans tendency to blast paint and propellant everywhere I found them less offensive. The paint itself is thin and requires multiple coats to acheive full coverage plus you then need a gloss clear coat to finish the job. If you want an auto color that's an exact match to the original then give them a try. I did and despite having no complaints I probably won't do it again. The last thing I need is an another brand of paint lying around in a partilly used bottle.

 

 
Thanks for the information!  I like Tamiya rattle cans, but I can't use them inside (I don't have a paint booth).  I used to use Testors enamels through an airbrush (when I have a fan going, the fumes are minimal).  I'm also looking at Gravity Paints and Scale Finishes paint (only for car bodies).  
 
 
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    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, September 03, 2017 12:46 AM

There is a guy on you tube the uses zero paint exclusively. Give a look at some of his builds and the results he gets.

     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnBrlyzYWaLQoyuiofgwmSw  

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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