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Enamal paint thinner

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    November 2005
Enamal paint thinner
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 5, 2003 9:20 AM
I was told that I could use thinner from the local hardware to thin and clean model master enamal paint, instead of the high doller stuff at the hobby shop. Can anybody back this up ? Thanks.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Monday, May 5, 2003 10:25 AM
Absolutely! I've used laquer thinner for cleaning and thinning Model Master enamels for years with no problems at all. Turpentine and mineral spirits
work too but not as well in my opinion. All three also work with Humbrol and
the small Testor's enamels. And, like you said, the hardware store solvents
are WAY cheaper than hobby shop solvents.




  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Monday, May 5, 2003 10:36 AM
The only real difference between Testors Thinner, and th ekind you get at the hardware store is that Testors is a higher purity... but you'd probably never notice the difference.

And for cleaning.. no difference at all. I use Testors thinner for thinning, and hardware brand for cleaning. The Testors stuff lasts a long time that way. ... a free site for modelers ... a nice Modeling Forum
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 5:42 AM
Thanks for the reply.Smile [:)]

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