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Kiteman

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White paint
« on: May 01, 2017, 04:39:13 PM »
So being new to this airbrushing malarky I think that I need some assistance with a problem.
What is it with white paint. I am currently using Revell acrylics mixed with isopropyl alcohol and have had no great problems until I tried to spray white. The white clogs the airbrush causing it to stop and start, spit, fart and all sorts of problems. When I empty my pot there are lumps of white paint clogging everything in the airbrush. As I said, I have no problem with other colours, only white (so far). I can only assume that the colour is the problem. Can anyone recommend a good white paint with suitable thinning substance????

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Re: White paint
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 05:58:56 PM »
I use either Tamiya with their thinners or Vallejo with their thinners.
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Re: White paint
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:32:11 PM »
I use Tamiya with their own thinners.  I think I used Xtracrylix white with their own thinners and that worked fine too.
Hope this helps,
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Re: White paint
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 08:04:58 PM »
I agree, certain thinners work well with certain paints but not with others, I'm afraid it's a case of trial and error.
Stick with the thinners for which ever paint you are using.

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Re: White paint
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08:10:39 PM »
That's it, Tamiya paint, Tamiya thinners, Vallejo paint, Vallejo thinners and so on.
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Kiteman

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Re: White paint
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 03:51:41 PM »
Thanks chaps, it seems that I will have to put my hand in my pocket and buy some correct gear. Good job that I am not a penny pinching yorkshireman eh!

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Re: White paint
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 04:30:48 PM »
It's not unknown for plain water to work.
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Re: White paint
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 07:14:07 PM »
Gosh, Haddock
I never new plain water came in 'White'.
You live and learn............
Ho, ho...
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bridlufc

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Re: White paint
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 10:56:47 PM »
Nowt wrong wi Yorkshire gumption.

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Re: White paint
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 07:40:29 AM »
Gosh, Haddock
I never new plain water came in 'White'.
You live and learn............
Ho, ho...
Bigkev
Here's a tip. To get white water, you have to mix some white paint with it, but don't let on to the others else they'll all be at it.
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Re: White paint
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
I've used Fiat white from Halfords and the appliance gloss white with the airbrush using cellulose thinners. The finish with the white using the airbrush I've found superior to hand brushing.
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Re: White paint
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 07:11:46 AM »
Hi Chris,
Thanks for that mate.
I've used Halfords appliance white before from the can but now I know I can decant and thin it with cellulose thinners is great news.
There might be a SH-3 Sea King on the modelling table now.
Cheers,
Bigkev