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Weathering product suggestion
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:32 PM

The company that made my favorite weathering products is out of business. I liked these products because they were water based and they dried dead flat. They could be reactivated with water after they dried. Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement product?

 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 18, 2021 9:45 PM

You could give Flory clay washes a try.  Also I've dabbled a bit with some of the Mig weathering sets and like the effects.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, December 19, 2021 4:49 AM

Flory gets my vote too.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:31 PM

Some hardware stores still carry plaster coloring powders, cheap, water soluble.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, December 19, 2021 1:30 PM

 I've been experimenting with Ammo by MiG washes lately and I've been happy.  They dry nice and flat and you can use enamel thinner or mineral spirits to reactivate.  They come in over 20 colors.  This is the dust one.  Of course test on junk plastic before using.  If you switch to Flory it's really safe as it can be removed with just plain water.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 20, 2021 1:03 PM

JohnnyK

...Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement product? 

I use pastel chalks, which I scrape off the stick with a knife.  I can apply them dry, or mix them with water and a drop of dishwashing liquid to various thicknesses.  When applied and dried, they can look like mud, or dried staining.

For rust, I use rust.  I use scouring pads in the kitchen.  When the soap is all gone, they start to rust.  I stick them in a plastic cup, keep them moist, and let them rust down to powder.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:09 PM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I think I'll try the Flory.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:35 PM

JohnnyK

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I think I'll try the Flory.

 

Another vote for Flory. When dry it’s easily removed with a water dampened tissue. Does a fantastic job in popping recessed details.

Make sure you use a dedicated brush for this product. Any contamination will make it go bad.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:17 AM

plasticjunkie

Make sure you use a dedicated brush for this product. Any contamination will make it go bad.

 
I use an alternative to that.  I have a dedicated pippette that I use to transfer a little bit of Flory to a clean well on my paint pallette so I'm not putting a brush in the bottle.  Also kinda calms my nerves not having the whole bottle open on my bench, waiting for me to knock it over.  LOL

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:09 AM

Eaglecash867

 

 
plasticjunkie

Make sure you use a dedicated brush for this product. Any contamination will make it go bad.

 

 

 
I use an alternative to that.  I have a dedicated pippette that I use to transfer a little bit of Flory to a clean well on my paint pallette so I'm not putting a brush in the bottle.  Also kinda calms my nerves not having the whole bottle open on my bench, waiting for me to knock it over.  LOL
 

I use the caps from water bottles as pallets but have a dedicated brush for the Flory anyway. It can still go bad and clump up in the pallet if the brush is contaminated. I also use cheap q tips from the Dollar Store to apply and remove the wash. Just depends on the application.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:21 AM

plasticjunkie
Just depends on the application.

Yup.  The world is round...we'll get there eventually.  So far, I haven't had it in the palette long enough for it to clump up.  I do try to use a dedicated brush too though...but it doesn't always happen.

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