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Best thinner for AK Interactive?

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  • Member since
    August 2007
Best thinner for AK Interactive?
Posted by Phantom Fan on Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:09 PM

I've been using Model Master enamels for as long as I've been modeling, but want to try acrylics, so I ordered a few bottles of AK interactive to paint my Go 229, but forgot to order thinner! Now I see that there are quite a few types of thinners for AK - high compatability, odorless, white spirit, etc. What is the best to use for airbrushing? Will Tamiya thinner work with AK, or even regular mineral spirits (I would really love to finish the build over the 4th of July weekend, and may not be able to get it delivered in time, but the local hobby store carries Tamiya)?

  • Member since
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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:29 PM

AK is thin out of the bottle, but if you still want to use a thinner then use AK thinner. With acrylics use the paint manufacturers own brand of thinners for best results regardless of the company you choose. Thinners are not universal for acrylics like enamels are. You won't go wrong that way. Hope that helps.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 1, 2019 7:11 AM

Not sure why anyone would suggest white spirits for Acrylic paint. Deffinetly want to avoid that.

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  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:16 PM

I've used Tamiya thinner with good success for thinning the AK paint. 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:29 PM

Wilbur Wright

I've used Tamiya thinner with good success for thinning the AK paint. 


Yeah Same here.

  • Member since
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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, September 17, 2021 6:29 AM

Thanks guys - the question is answered before I asked it!


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