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gooey paints
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 03:25 AM UTC
Over the time my Humbrol paints become gooey (I hope I spelled that right) and start to harden. Does it happen to you guys and what do you do to prevent it? I hate to loose so much paint

Mario M.


matt
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 04:26 AM UTC
It sounds like the tin lid wasn't put back on thight and the Mineral Spirits evaporated.
I prefer not to use paints in tins, You could try putting them in a glass bottle. (That can happen with them too )

HTH

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 04:35 AM UTC
That's a good question Maki. I'm having the same problem.

Sure could use some tips from the experts here.... Maybe our Scotsman can help us out ?
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 06:53 AM UTC
when that happens to me i throw out the bottle,and go buy some more at a few of bucks a bottle its not a big deal.
i dont like throwing paint out either,but good paint is too important.
you wouldnt want to put bad paint on a good model would you?
just my 2 cents worth.
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 08:18 AM UTC
Sourkraut, that would be just fine, but where I live there just isn't big choice of paints to buy (DooHH). So, it would be ordering from the internet or going abroad to get them...

Mario M.


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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Sourkraut, that would be just fine, but where I live there just isn't big choice of paints to buy (DooHH). So, it would be ordering from the internet or going abroad to get them...

Mario M.




yes, i see where that would be a problem.i think i would order from the internet before i went abroad