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eduardo

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Hello to all
I decided to try the tip from Bobby to make our own thinner and it really works perfectly, even  the Model Colour paints that always clogged the airbrush,
Thanks Bobby, great idea
 
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lol I like the Mr. Bobby that would be cool for selling my own rang :-).

I'm glad you like the Home Brew and nice to see that it mixed model colour as I did not test that.

Thanks and hope you have loads of thinners now ;-)

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i used Bob's advice and made my one thinner
Tamiya & Gunze not a problem!!!!

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mjmueller

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Is this the thinner with Water, IPA, Flow Improver, & Fluid Retarder?

I am going to make it, but was wondering how important the Fluid Retarder is.  I have the first 3 ingredients.

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Is this 'home brew' NATO Cosmic Top Secret?

Is there possibly a link to a recipe ;-)

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Hi All

Water and IPA is all you need really.

You can add flow improver to do what it says on the tin :-)

and you can add retarder to slow paint drying time which = self leveling meaning smooth finish.

I am going to be releasing a solo video of the Home brew thinners in the future.

Bob

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Hi All

Water and IPA is all you need really.

You can add flow improver to do what it says on the tin :-)

and you can add retarder to slow paint drying time which = self leveling meaning smooth finish.

I am going to be releasing a solo video of the Home brew thinners in the future.

Bob


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Thank you very much...the video sounds great too!

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.  One other question. I was doing some research yesterday.  I saw some people saying to use Lacquer Thinner for Tamiya Acrylics.  Has anyone tried this?  

Also, last night I was doing some spraying and noticed the paint went on really wet, and did not dry fast.  Does this usually mean that I used too much thinner?  What ratio do you all find best for Tamiya?

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Hi MJ

You can get away with using Lacquer thinners and even Cellulose thinners, which will end up speeding up your dry time a lot.

Normally its about 50% thinners to about 50% paint, the most likely reason for the paint going down to wet is you have probable sprayed to heavy, but it could be down to other things like using water as thinners ect ect.

Thanks Bob

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Hi,

Thanks for the help.  For some reason my brush really didn't want to spray the paint consistantly.  It was kind of coming out in spurts, like -..-..........-.-..-.  If that makes any sense to you :).  Thanks for all the help, I think I just need to find the sweet spot.

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Think iam missing something? Sprayed a model today with Tamiya X7 and Tamiya thinners 
good spray and finish 

IMG_20131223_170450Tired the home brew(Mixed 2/3 water 1/3 isotope , plus flow improver , and retarder) on the same X7 Tamiya paint same gun same pressure result not good ?????

IMG_20131223_170353

Any help or advice would be great [confused]

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Well as much as the Home brew thinners works well with alot of paints maybe the tamiya gloss range is one that it does not work well with.

It could be that the wheel well doors needed a clean, because it looks like it has that spraying on to oil look, maybe try spraying it again with parts cleaned and what also could be the problem is to prime the model as well.

Hope this helps and let us know how you get on.

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This is my working bottle of thinner. I bought the bottle before I mixed Bob's Home brew. That bottle was $7US and it was gone in no time! After the bottle was empty I washed it out and filled it with
"Mr. Bobby Thinner"---I have a larger supply bottle in waiting.


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I will have another go today will try drifferent mixes of the same paint on reading up on the web I may have the mix of paint a bit to thick
Thanks for the reply Bob all the parts had been primed and wiped down to remove any oil and finger marks
Got a feeling its me not the thinners lol

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1/48 Airfix BAE T1 Hawk will this ever be finished
1/100 Tamiya BAC Lightning Mk6 (Group Build)
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Update on the thinners re did the landing gear think i've found out why it did the mottled effect, paint was to think !!!!! used the same paint(Tamiya) and BOB's thinners but mixed a more thinner paint sprayed good smooth finish  [biggrin] few more coats then on to the glossing [eek]
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1/48 Airfix BAE T1 Hawk will this ever be finished
1/100 Tamiya BAC Lightning Mk6 (Group Build)
1/144 F16 (Filling in the gaps while waiting for the others to dry)
1/48 Kitech Type 90 tank (something different will be watching Bobby's video again )
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