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Newbie here, Question about increasing life of Tamiya paints

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  • Member since
    May, 2019
Posted by Whip_It on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:47 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Heh... the OP is probably banging his head against the wall for ruining several bottles of perfectly brand new paints by adding thinner with the thought it would help ”prolong the life“ of his paints. 

Live and learn....

 

 

i stilll have about 38 untouched, lol, just 20 i 'experimented with'

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    May, 2019
Posted by Whip_It on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:22 PM

patrick206

I'll side with PJ and Stik on this, clean bottle/cap threads are your first best practices for effective paint storage. I've read several times, that any additive to paint in an attempt to prolong storage life is of no benefit, and actually can contribute to the paint going bad in the bottle. Can't explain why, maybe a chemist type will drop in with an opinion.

Speaking only for myself, I have many OLD bottles, even a few Pactra, and it's been off the scene for years. Regardless of the brand/type, I never shake the bottle at any time. I first stir it well to get all of the solids off the bottom, then I use the Badger stirring mixer for complete blending of everything in the jar.

I use pipettes or even straws with a finger over the end, to transfer the paint from the bottle to the small cups I use for blending thinners and flow aids, if used. That way the bottle and cap threads stay perfectly clean, and will allow storage for very long times. And a firm tightening of the cap is important, to keep air from evaporating the ingredients that make up the paint.

My Tamiya, Testors, Humbrol and other paints can be dependably stored for very long periods, by just following those practices.

Patrick

 

thanks a lot PAT

I'm actually glad this thread was created, not only for my knowledge but for anyone else who was thinking about adding thinner to prolong life

believe it or not there isn't even one thread on this topic on here

there you go to any newbie, reference at your fingertips!

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:00 PM

Whip_It

believe it or not there isn't even one thread on this topic on here 

Its fairly recent, within the last month or so. 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/181744.aspx

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    May, 2019
Posted by Whip_It on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:29 PM

EdGrune

 

 
Whip_It

believe it or not there isn't even one thread on this topic on here 

 

 

Its fairly recent, within the last month or so. 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/181744.aspx

 

yeah sorry didn't search ' paint mixing '

informative thread though,  lol rule # 1 , dont add thinner when transferring citadel to dropper bottles ! .... even though the rest of the internet swear by it, lol

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