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Can you put enamel paint into a jar that used to hold acrylic paint?

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    March 2017
Can you put enamel paint into a jar that used to hold acrylic paint?
Posted by theflyingdutchman on Friday, July 23, 2021 12:35 PM


I just wanted to check if it was okay to put enamel paint into an empty tamiya jar which now only has dry paint on the sides of the jar

Thanks for the help

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    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Friday, July 23, 2021 12:42 PM

Might as well do it right the first time.

I'd clean it up first. Let it sit a while with some laquer thinner in it and then clean it up with some 91% ISP then, rinse and dry.

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:14 AM

Yes as long as you clean it well.  I use a suction feed airbrush, so I do that all the time.  If regular paint thinner does not clean it well enough, lacquer thinner will.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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