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Bobby's home brew = ultimate products thinners??????


Not even close Matt[biggrin]

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Hi Malcolm, hope you don't mind me adding my 2p. I use my version of the Homebrew and use it for Tamiya, Gunze AND Xtracrylix which are notoriously temperamental and would use it even if I was given the others foc! If trying it, don't be too generous with the enhancer and inhibitor (I replaced these with just about <5% of glycerine!)
Also, DO NOT use the Mr Hobby Color SLT on xtracrylix or you are likely to have a gummy mess.[biggrin] Aidan


Yes, found that to my cost on the hawk re-paint when the colour i mixed it with dried out into a gloop for want of a better word.. the main thing I needed to know was only about the self leveling side of the homebrew.. bobby's response is fine  at least I don't have to experiment now..  I will try the glycerine when I've run out of the Retarder and enhancer ...in about 20 years time[rofl]...


Bobbys Video of the home brew is fantastic,  for us as modelers. These thinners from both, no, nearly all main modeling paint companies we all know are a rip off...

but thanks for the info...  Cheers also to Bob for taking the time to reply.

mol

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Just another note about the self leveling side, If you add more retarder to the mix it will mean the paint will take longer to dry and hit the model wet, this means the paint will have the time to level out all nice and smooth before the paint drys, but will take longer to dry.

Warning to much retarder can result in nether drying, I did that once lol

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Bobby's home brew = ultimate products thinners??????


Not even close Matt[biggrin]
 


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Cheers Bob

 i'll have to sort out this chat thing to..feel left out

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Bobby + 'helldriver = 'new product' [thumb][wave][rofl][nono]

I found this great(?) source; aside from plastic bottles, they even have IPA 1 litre for £3.99 + p&p =£3.29.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-1-Litre-IPA-ISOPROPYL-ALCOHOL-ISOPROPANOL-LIQUID-99-9-Watertight-Screw-Cap-/281118434574?pt=UK_BOI_Medical_Lab_Equipment_Lab_Supplies_ET&hash=item4173f6e50e  

I live in Norway and here they colour IPA blue and call it, yeah...'Blue Clean' ... the mentioned ebay seller doesn't ship to Norway.




In the US they use Isopropyl Alcohol as the final "rinse" when prepping the skin for surgery. It is tinted blue to keep it separate from other clear liquids in the operating room.

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I've been using "MR BOBBY THINNER" since I saw the video. I live a few minutes from a hobby shop and two art shops so I get a lot of things direct, no shipping. the art products are expensive, but stable and high quality. Works for me. I am glad that there are even more alternatives out there and that each one of us has the freedom to use the products we like and can afford. The "Bobby Home Brew" is what I use with acrylics and lots of other uses as well.
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This is the bargain i bought on Ebay  5 x 500mls for £6.00  link attached

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-500ml-Isopropyl-Alcohol-IPA-Isopropanol-Cleaner-99-9-pure-MULTI-BUY-/221281482407?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Component


£6.99 postage from Devon I think as the like of Boots and other chemist do not now stock this stuff due to people buying it to drink?????? Cant get my head around that last bit.


Addendum


This order was despatched monday 25th Nov at 16.30 hrs GMT and arrived 12.00 non 26th nov  Fastest ever delivery I have had.
From Devon to Durham in less than 20 hours


Strongly recommended link

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As a note for our American friends on the site ... The following Liquitex products can be substituted in place of Windsor & Newton, which are manufactured in the USA and therefore are much cheaper and more readily available over there. I certainly use the Liquitex Flow Aid myself to good effect when airbrushing Vallejo Air/Tamiya.

Liquitex Flow Aid - http://www.liquitex.com/flowaid/
Liquitex Slow Dri Fluid Retarder - http://www.liquitex.com/PB2ColMenu.aspx?pageid=1342&id=1236&terms=fluid%20retarder

And thanks to theredbaron for the IPA link above at such a great delivered price ... placed my order and should arrive Thursday
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Thanks Peter! Now all I need is a cheap source of 99% alcohol which is hard to find on this side, cheap that is and in a quantity that is appropriate. Don't think the link above delivers to the US for the alcohol
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AMEN! Great post Pluto
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Here you go Neil, this is the best I could find on your side of the 'pond' ... starts at 70% and moves to 99% pure http://www.smedics.com/Isopropyl-Alcohol/

At $3.22 for 16oz or go for a gallon (on 25% sale) for $18.70, plus normal US local state taxes, so much, much better than ebay.com

Can't work out the domestic shipping but this is what they say ... At this time, Discount Brands or its suppliers ships merchandise to locations within the continental United States only. Discount Brands and its suppliers do not ship merchandise internationally. The risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered on this Web site pass to you when the merchandise is delivered to the shipping carrier, such as, but not limited to, USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.

All the best mate,
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As a note for our American friends on the site ... The following Liquitex products can be substituted in place of Windsor & Newton, which are manufactured in the USA and therefore are much cheaper and more readily available over there. I certainly use the Liquitex Flow Aid myself to good effect when airbrushing Vallejo Air/Tamiya.

Liquitex Flow Aid - http://www.liquitex.com/flowaid/
Liquitex Slow Dri Fluid Retarder - http://www.liquitex.com/PB2ColMenu.aspx?pageid=1342&id=1236&terms=fluid%20retarder

And thanks to theredbaron for the IPA link above at such a great delivered price ... placed my order and should arrive Thursday
Peter


Pleased to be of assistance....but 20 hours[thumb][thumb][thumb]

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Here you go Neil, this is the best I could find on your side of the 'pond' ... starts at 70% and moves to 99% pure http://www.smedics.com/Isopropyl-Alcohol/

At $3.22 for 16oz or go for a gallon (on 25% sale) for $18.70, plus normal US local state taxes, so much, much better than ebay.com

Can't work out the domestic shipping but this is what they say ... At this time, Discount Brands or its suppliers ships merchandise to locations within the continental United States only. Discount Brands and its suppliers do not ship merchandise internationally. The risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered on this Web site pass to you when the merchandise is delivered to the shipping carrier, such as, but not limited to, USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.

All the best mate,
Peter


Thanks a heap Peter just the thing!![thumb][thumb][thumb]

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Wow![bawl][eek] 43 dollars for shipping brings the total to 60$+ think I'll try to find some place local where I can just pick it up....but thanks a heap!
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That is one CRAZY shipping charge !!! [crazy]

I could not get them to quote with my UK IP address, had thought they would have come up with a reasonable USPS rate, that sounds like a next day Fedex to me ... would they not negociate (there is a world wide recession and if it's on sale then they have over-stocked) ?

Otherwise it would appear in the USA they use ISA as a medical cleaner so it might be an idea to try a local pharmacy or two, or a hospital

Good luck Neil,
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