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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:03 PM

quick question , can you put tamiya paint retarder in vallejo paint's it is so hot here in aust. well over 100 degree's .and I have both these product's on hand . any help appreciated guy's .

steve5

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:56 PM

steve5

quick question , can you put tamiya paint retarder in vallejo paint's it is so hot here in aust. well over 100 degree's .and I have both these product's on hand . any help appreciated guy's .

steve5

 

Well really to be honest I just wouldn't paint , all the more so if it's humid too. But if you want to try the redarder, why not mix up a small batch of paint to spray a scrap piece and see.
 
I use Liquitex retarder in my acrylic paints so I don't have the answer to your specific question.
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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:12 PM

Unless you have somewhere air conditioned where you can paint. Just a thought.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:48 PM

Man,I don't think I would want to model in 100+ plus heat,that would be just plain torture,a test of endurance,not fun.Devil

Seriously,no a/c ?

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:15 AM

when you live here for so long you get use to it , I do get lovely cool breeze's through my 2 window's , and as the hot month's are so long , it would cost a fortune to continuously run the RC . it's just the paint doesn't like it

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:37 AM

I'd just give it a test try on something insignificant and see if it works, then come back and let us all know.

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:35 AM

I’d suggest experimenting in steps-

first, to in order to see if the Tamiya retarder and Vallejo paint are even compatible, in a small cup, mixing the retarder with the paint. If you don’t end up with a gummy mess that will foul your airbrush, then go to the next step, trying it in your airbrush on a paint mule. You may have to adjust your mixing ratio of paint/thinner/retarder. If it works properly on your paint mule, then try it on a project that you actually care about.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:13 AM

Hey Steve, I'll trade our snow, ice, and sub zero temps with ya buddy. Please?

Stiks advice seems sound. See how it reacts in a mixing cup before putting it in the AB. Let us know how it workes out.

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:46 AM

I wouldn't mix Tamiya anything with Vallejo anything, based on my experience with both.

2 cents

Experiment away, though. One never knows.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:37 PM

thank's for all the input guy's , I was thinking along the line's of greg and bit the bullet , and went online for some vallejo retarder , 60ml's for $20 aust. delivered .really didn't want to stuff up my airbrush's .

I have never seen snow steve , so I can't compare mate LOL .

 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, January 21, 2019 7:14 AM

steve5

thank's for all the input guy's , I was thinking along the line's of greg and bit the bullet , and went online for some vallejo retarder , 60ml's for $20 aust. delivered .really didn't want to stuff up my airbrush's .

I have never seen snow steve , so I can't compare mate LOL .

 

Probably the best bet . And really most acrylics at least in my experience can use a little retarder anyway, even in good spraying conditions. So it won't go to waste and you know it's the right stuff.

As to the snow, some peple wouldn't agree with me but really you're better off never knowing what it's like.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, January 21, 2019 8:26 AM

Bad time to be mentioning this since you already ordered Vallejo retarder, but.....

Vallejo retarder will slow drying time. Vallejo Flow Improver will reduce dry tip. They can be used together but both do different things.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 21, 2019 9:00 AM

oldermodelguy
As to the snow, some peple wouldn't agree with me but really you're better off never knowing what it's like.

Ditto 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 21, 2019 10:27 AM

Bakster

 

 
oldermodelguy
As to the snow, some peple wouldn't agree with me but really you're better off never knowing what it's like.

 

Ditto 

 

Two winters living in the stuff in Europe was enough for me... nice to visit the stuff, but really don’t want to deal with it again long term every winter...

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, January 21, 2019 12:24 PM

ah well greg , live and learn . just ordered some improver , it was cheaper too , will let you know what I learn .

 

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