testors enamels...
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testors enamels...

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so my mother thought she was being helpful by buying me a new paint set.... and she got me enamels! the colors are beautiful! but... thick and awful. is there anyway I can dilute these and use them? I hate to have them sit and go to waste!

Posted by ivorygleam
on Thursday, November 29, 2007
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IC Customs International (Shaka) -
Friday, November 30, 2007
I tried testors enamels and they can be diluted with testors thinner, and can be applied to plastics but it will never dry unless you let the figure rest for about 24 hours after painting. Make sure to put the figure in a sealable container to avoid dust sticking to the paint and then apply 1-2 coats of testors Dull-cote.
DTM -
Friday, November 30, 2007
Buy another set of paints and say you are using the ones your mom bought you.
TPCustomStudio -
Friday, November 30, 2007
Guys, she said her mom bought them, she knows the enamel won't stick to the plastic. JUMPING JESUS ON A POGO STICK! lol. Anyway, to remove the enamel I would try washing it off, then sanded it then priming it again. See if that works. Sounds like it might.
18thstreet-Geppetto -
Friday, November 30, 2007
eh I just found out the hard way and jacked up a figure I was workin on , soooooo how can I remove it, or can I paint over it?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Friday, November 30, 2007
to clean I think you have to use the cleaners for them. and they will not dry on figures, for about two years now, one of my figures still no dry, lol

~Gj
CplHicks -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
There no good.

They have a habit of making plastic sticky.

Best not to use em.
Punstarr -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
You must wash the brush in thinner or the brush is toast when using enamel. It's really not worth it. Use Vallejo Game Color, trust me.

Plus, folks have told me that the enamel melts/warps certain plastics.
ivorygleam -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
so should I quit my bitchin and put some elbow grease into it then DTM? lol
DTM -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
yes ma'am. I have painted with enamel before. Stained the brush. I hand washed it and it took like ten minutes to get everything out. And I had to rewash my hands for 10 minutes as well
ivorygleam -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
yeah... I noticed it looked fine on the as...
next complaint I would mention there is... after using brush cleaner on an old tshirt and some warm water... my brush was still disgusting and paint stained.
I have no luck with paint!
DTM -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
so sculpted parts can be painted with enamel?
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
yeah they are useless on the figure except on any sculpted parts. it will stick to AS,FS and SS.
ivorygleam -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I have no interest in those whatsoever... again... all the little bottles look the same to my mother! lol. I don't blame her, they sit on the same shelf and all. sigh.
DTM -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
can't you use enamel for car models? or atleast I think you can...
Punstarr -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Ew... as far as I know, enamels are completely worthless to customizers. Unless someone else has heard differently, I think you may have to abandon them.
MrBlu -
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I think testors has paint thinner its clear and smells like rubbing alchohol or you can use water
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