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Re: Spraying Gunze and Vallajo?

June 15 2006 at 6:45 PM
John Barnicoat  (Login jnbar)
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Response to Spraying Gunze and Vallajo?

Well first of all dont mix them together!! LOL

Gunze is alcohol based and thins best with Tamiya thinner, water or even alcohol! They don't seem to make their own thinner that I've seen anyway. It shoots as well as, maybe better than Tamiya. Nice and smooth, doesn't clog much, and atomizes very well.

Vallejo is water based and thins with water or Vallejo thinner. It is a little trickier to spray, the mix ratio needs to be on the thin side. But once you master it, look at all the colors! And it goes on baby's-butt smooth when done right. On the down side, Vallejo doesn't like bare plastic as well and may not adhere the best without a primer of some sort. At the least it is more prone to scratching because of its adherence properties. But most of the time it should be ok.

Oddly (and fortunately) enough, although both brands have different bases, clear Windex thins both beautifully. It's cheaper, can be used to clean the airbrush as well, and is my favorite thinner at this moment.


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  1. Thanks John - Alan Bessler on Jun 15, 2006, 7:30 PM
  3. Gunze has several thinners - david nickels on Jun 15, 2006, 8:50 PM
    1. Thanks very much David........... - Alan Bessler on Jun 16, 2006, 11:33 AM

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