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I have thinned Tamiya acrylic paints for years

December 26 2011 at 1:30 PM
David Nickels  (Login djnick66)
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Response to Behavior of Tamiya acrylics thinned with lacquer thinners

With lacquer thinner. Both the hardware store type and also Mr. Color thinner or Tamiya lacquer thinner.

They spray very very smoothly and tend not to plug up the brush much. If build up is an issue use Mr. Color levelling thinner which has a retarder/flow agent built it.

Tamiya acrylics are fairly durable. I use them as a base under Alclad lacquer, which dries instantly. I also spray Testors clear flat lacquer on top of them. You can always experiment if you are using Mr. Color as a top coat. If the paint dries quickly there should not be a problem.

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  1. Re: I have thinned Tamiya acrylic paints for years - Benjamin Wainer on Dec 28, 2011, 2:10 PM
    1. Perhaps... - david nickels on Dec 28, 2011, 5:54 PM
    2. Warning about "Household" Lacquer Thinners - Scott Dimmick on Dec 31, 2011, 10:33 PM
      1. Never had an issue - david nickels on Jan 2, 2012, 11:24 AM

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