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TedUSA

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Thanks Ted.   [thumb]    I was going to mix 50/50 91% IPA and water since the  99% IPA is more difficult to obtain.  It can't be that much different.  70% is another story.


that 99% IPA is a "lab grade" product and sometimes requires a more expensive shipping depending on where it ships from. Shippping a liquid is really bad due to the weight.

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I have been using this since the end of 2013 and have had no problems, I got 5 Litre's off eBay for £9.95 + £7:50 P&P so not to bad, I also mad sure to use De-Ionized Water from Sainsbury's again 5 Litre's for only £1.19

I have a question about using it with Xtracrylix, as Now Royal Mail charge the Earth for postage on any paint, I pop down to Hannants a few miles away from me in Central London, But living here is a pain, as there is no Model shops anywhere near me that sells any over paint over than Humbrol Enamels.

Since Model Zones Demise I am left with nothing, I can get Vallejo Model Colour, NOT Model Air
or Tamiya, so if anyone wants to start a Business selling Model stuff in Central London, they will rule the market. 
I can get Tamiya from Hannants in Colindale but not every shade and they don't sell Model Air, Strange that.

anyway back to my question, What's the Best Thinner for an almost newbie to use on Xtracylix???

Looking forward to some help here Please Bobby, and I will subscribe as soon as I get a few quid in, just had to buy Kasabian tickets for Dec.
Thanks in advance.

Glen.

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To be honest mate I use nothing else really now except for the homebrew thinners. as it just feels better with every brand of paint I've tried.
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Have to agree with Bob. Xtracrylix were hit and miss with me even using there own thinners. However, using a variation of the homebrew, they spray a dream. You can even stop spraying for more than 2 secs without having to clean the tip!!
My variation: As Bob's, only I use distilled water rather than tap. I use glycerine (approx <5%) instead of both retarder AND flow enhancer without problems. Aidan

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Aidan, good alternative ingredients, makes it even cheaper. When I first started back I bought a bottle of Tamiya thinner--it was $7US for about 8 ounces. After that I put together the Mr. Bobby Home brew thinner and have used it exclusively with no  problems. I am fortunate to have an art shop near me that sells all the Windsor/Newton products.
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Have to agree with Bob. Xtracrylix were hit and miss with me even using there own thinners. However, using a variation of the homebrew, they spray a dream. You can even stop spraying for more than 2 secs without having to clean the tip!!
My variation: As Bob's, only I use distilled water rather than tap. I use glycerine (approx <5%) instead of both retarder AND flow enhancer without problems. Aidan




Thanks for all the Help Lads,
I hope it works out as I've just Laid out over £100 on Xtracylix Paints, Got most of the USAF Colours and WWII Allied for the Royal Class Spitfires I got after seeing Bob's Review, had to get them after seeing that. [wink]





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New to the Forum but I've just started subscribing to this site due to the awesome tutorials and other great information Genesis models provides. As for the IPA and the USA...

91% is what you will find in most drug stores here. 91% IPA, the rest is water. Simply adjust the OPA/distilled H2O ratio a little bit...and I don't think it will make that much difference. As for the retarder (wait..someone in the USA will be offended by that!) and flow enhancers, Windsor and Newton Galleria series on Amazon.

Good to here this awesome formula works with Model Master Acryl (I love the FS standard colors they have...except their bottles. Good luck trying to open it is they somehow get stuck...even brand-new ones!). How well does it work with the Mr. Color series?


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 Paid a few bucks for a 500 ml bottle of 99% IPA at my local pharmacy. (New Brunswick, Canada).
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This may be a stupid question, but, is there a home brew enamel thinner that won't eat up brushes and is a bit more cost effective?
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There is no such a thing like a stupid question. I think it is a very good question , although i dont have an answer.
A lot of Modelers "switched " to acrylics mainly because acrylic paints became much better and there is the "health"
aspect as well. Enamels are much more unhealthy then acrylics.
However, i would like to know too if it would be possible to make your own homebrew enamel thinner.

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There is no such a thing like a stupid question.



Oh really Thomas ??

What's the square root of a pork chop ? [wink] [biggrin]

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