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Tamiya Paint that lied!

Postby crea-torX » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:38 am

I have been using Tamiya Acrylic paint for a couple of years and it's never let me done. I recently bought XF-7 Flat red Acrylic paint that dried just like enamel paint...dried tacky! I thought I do some checking and with this lot number that I bought(these are the tiny bottles only) enamel paint was poured into acrylic labeled jars. They apologized and replaced my paint, but that doesn't help me with what I painted. Can you remove the paint without damaging the figure parts. What I painted is softer plastic. I am so miffed off right nail I can spit nails! I never used enamel paint for this reason, but if I use a sealant spray, will this be my saving factor :?: Please tell me all isn't lost!

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I can take pics and post if that helps?
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Re: Tamiya Paint that lied!

Postby Green Skin » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:01 am

I've had some luck using a sealant spray to deal with tacky paint, but it usually doesn't help.
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Re: Tamiya Paint that lied!

Postby loosecollector » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:30 am

Do show us some pics bro.
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Re: Tamiya Paint that lied!

Postby Darththomas » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:13 pm

I stripped some enamel paint of a figure a while back, I let it soak in some mineral spirits overnight then attacked it with a toothbrush a scouring pad and plenty of elbow grease, worked a treat and no ill effects to either the hard or soft plastic.
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