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TedUSA

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I bought some Mr Surfacer 1000 a few months back. The jar was fresh. I have used over half the jar and now the liquid is really thick and often stringy. Very hard to work with. I guess it has oxidized and lost some of the moisture content? I put in a small amount of Isopropyl Alcohol 91% and it helped a bit but I was afraid to put in more. Is the IPA okay to dilute/thin it with or do I need something else? cellulose thinners? thanks
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Hi Ted, I have used lacquer thinner to thin mr surfacer without any issues before so I would use that

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I would use cellulose to thin it Ted..
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Pete, Matt,

Thank you very much. My understanding is that lacquer thinner and cellulose thinner are the same product, just different names? I have a whole other new bottle of the Mr Surfacer 1000 in stock, so I will thin the current bottle and see how it goes. Just add a bit at a time followed by thorough mixing and see the results.Maybe I can do some pictures before and after and talk about ratio of surfacer to thinner?? thanks again!

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Pete, Matt,

Thank you very much. My understanding is that lacquer thinner and cellulose thinner are the same product, just different names? I have a whole other new bottle of the Mr Surfacer 1000 in stock, so I will thin the current bottle and see how it goes. Just add a bit at a time followed by thorough mixing and see the results.Maybe I can do some pictures before and after and talk about ratio of surfacer to thinner?? thanks again!


They are indeed the same thing Ted, we call it cellulose in Blighty , I used the term Lacquer thinner as I am practicing my American linguistic phrases in case I get a call from the home shopping network. I am in negotiations with one of the producers. He is happy with my voice, but needs to confirm with his technical dept that they can pixilate my face !

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Pete,
thanks for the confirmation on the products. good luck with the infomercial career. maybe you really need to you could wear a mask? say............Prince Charles?

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thanks for the confirmation on the products. good luck with the infomercial career. maybe you really need to you could wear a mask? say............Prince Charles?


I already have a head start with my ears, face on I look like a car with the doors open lol

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Pete,

Its the voice that matters most. that rich accent and tone.........?

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Its the voice that matters most. that rich accent and tone.........?


Hehehe I do have rich accent and tone. But it's more Danny Dyer than prince Charles lol. I am more lock stock and 2 smoking barrels than Downton Abbey and all with added welsh twang boyo !

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Danny Dyer does ok I presume?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Dyer

and......".Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British crime comedy thriller film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The story is a heist film involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord in a rigged game of three card brag. In order to pay off his debts, he and his friends decide to rob a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door. The film brought Guy Ritchie international acclaim and introduced actors Vinnie Jones, a former Wales international footballer, and Jason Statham, a former diver, to worldwide audiences."

That is some great company you got in that film!!!

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It's only the accent we have in common Ted, although I did see Guy Ritchie at Legoland windsor a few years ago, not much of a claim to fame know I think of it lol
Still it's never too late for me, us Brits make good bad guys in movies lol

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Brits do make good villains, and don't forget all the Brits in fantasy movies such as Harry Potter series, The Ring, The Hobbit, and who can forget that the best James bond ever was from Britain.Then you got Benny Hill, Monty Python and that boy band................the Beatles? Too many famous world changing Brits to mention!
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thanks for posting the question Ted... I'll use some of my Rustins Cellulose thinners and see how that goes wit hmy bottle.. did you try the isopro or not to thin?????
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thanks for posting the question Ted... I'll use some of my Rustins Cellulose thinners and see how that goes wit hmy bottle.. did you try the isopro or not to thin?????


I am going to use the ISP to thin it with. At the local scale model club meeting they had a demo on filling gaps. When they discussed Mr. Surfacer, they stated that it is just thick paint. Whereas the cellulose thinners are lacquer thinner and pretty smelly, I am sticking with the ISP for now. I am going to buy some lacquer thinner soon. I actually forgot all about it since I am between models. thanks for reminding me!! I also have a new bottle in my paint drawer.

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Mr Surface; Cellulose Thinners; Alcad Metal 2....can only dream about them. Nobody stocks them in Eire, and nobody will even entertain the idea of posting. Thank heavens for Tamiya Japan, who couldnt care less about regulations, sending me my supply of Extra Thin Cement by post.
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