Alcohol thinners

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    Hey guys!

    Used alcohol thinners for the first time today thinning paint - worked bloody well

    Where can I get more of this stuff? ( got given the little bit I've got left)

    Also is there a downside to this stuff? sorta wondering why everyone doesn't use it?

    Comments/opinions welcome

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    #2 Lucke.stz, Aug 29, 2009
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    I always use alcohol in paints, I donĀ“t like the enamel paints because they smell gives me headache.

    So I like to paint with Tamiya and Gunze paints thinned on alcohol. I use an alcohol that here in Brazil is called Alcool Isopropilico (2-propanol. CAS number 67-63-0), it is an Alcohol with 99% free of water, it is used to clean eletronics devices.

    On modelling it is so useful to clean the airbrush and to thin paints.

    Tamiya and Gunze I used 3 parts of alcohol with 1 of paint for general colors, works so fine. With colors like withe and yellow I use 2 parts of alcohol and 1 of paint.

    Like it a lot :D :D

    Best regards,

    Lucas
     
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    In Poland the alcohol is called Spirytus and it is available in all shops that sell alcohol, I mean vodka, vine, beer etc...
     
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    thanks for the info guys - gonna have to get some more - works awesome
     
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    Is it a special paint that you use the thinner with or is regular model paint?
     
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    I've only used it with tamiya acrylics VB and **** me does it work well

    Dunno about enamels ,would think proberly not?
     
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    Denatured Alcohol is the best. Almost pure. Dries fast though.
     
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    That's true but I don't suggest using this one.Acrylic paints of a few firms don't like the thinner.As a result the paint pigments are destroyed.
     
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    What a waste of alcohol:shock:
     
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    *Thinks of Homer Simpson filling his car with beer* "One for you one for me" :)
     
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    I don't know what but I have already had my seven....
     
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