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Thinning Model Master Metalizer Lacquer

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dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Thinning Model Master Metalizer Lacquer
Posted by dlh on Friday, July 16, 2021 10:40 AM

If I need to thin this, which would be better, hardware store lacquer thinner or Tamiya Lacquer thinner?  This is Aluminum non-buff 1418.

Thanks

Dave

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, July 16, 2021 10:45 AM

I gotta tell you,that stuff doesn't need to be thinned at all,sprays right from the bottle,it's very thin,but if for whatever reason yo felt you needed to,either is fine,hardware store stuff is cheaper.

dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Friday, July 16, 2021 10:54 AM

Thanks. That makes sense.  I've decanted some of the "buffing" metalizer and it sprays fine.  This "non-buff" looks thin too.

Dave

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, July 17, 2021 5:31 AM

Get what you need from the bottle and cap the bottle back up relatively quickly because those thinners are very fast eveporating. The only time you might need to thin a little is towards the end of the bottle. The stuffs like water but covers very well. The more you leave that cap off the more it becomes less watery and you need it watery to act as metalizer, otherwise it just looks like any other silver paint. Also the coats the better on what you're painting..

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