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mixing paint..easy way?
godfather
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:05 AM UTC
Is there an easy way to dissolve the thick stuff at the bottom of paint ie humbrol. Would putting the tin in warm/hot water work?
Eagle
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:20 AM UTC
Why would you do that ? Doesn't stirring do the works ?
Folgore
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:51 AM UTC
I know what you are talking about. Sometimes that happens to me using Model Master enamels. The only thing I can suggest is to stir it like crazy and maybe put some beebees in it and shake it around. Good luck.

Nic
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 04:47 AM UTC
I'm with Folgore.... about the BB's #:-) #:-)
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2002 - 01:55 AM UTC
I sometimes use BB's too but find that they initially have a hard time breaking up the 'gook' of paint that forms from lack of use. I usually use the wrong end of an old paint brush and stir vigorously to get a good consistency and then replace the lid and shake-letting the BB's finish the job.
Abrams101
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2002 - 02:58 PM UTC
I guess if your using a paintbrush to stir paint would it realy be the wrong end?
lol. I save the blob ,buy a new bottle ,and use the blob for putty, weld seams, whatever.
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2002 - 11:28 PM UTC
Hi Padrino - That thick stuff is the "pigment " and all you
need to do is give it a good stir.
It will dissolve during stirring, and this will let you know
that your paint is thoroughly mixed.
The "pigment " is great for dry-brushing - Modelers take a scoop
of it out from the bottom of the bottle, put the small glob on
your palette, and dip your brush into it - remove until the brush
is almost completely dry and do your drybrushing.
- ralph