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Tru-Color: Tru-Color Paint Demos
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 10:45 AM UTC


TRU-COLOR PAINT recently announced new railroad colors and a new series of military colors. This review tries out several of the colors.

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trucolorpaint
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 12:04 PM UTC
Just a couple of corrections for the record. Tru-Color Paint has never been a lacquer based paint and the basic formulation has not changed from the introduction of the product in 2007 to custom painters.
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 12:09 PM UTC
The paint is not an acetone based product. It is just the fact that acetone is the most odorous component of the solvent mix that is used in the manufacture of the paint so that it stands out. The paint is actually less than 5% acetone. The polymer that is used to bind the finely ground pigments to the model is an ultra clear, highly flexible acrylic.
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 12:16 PM UTC
Military paints have been added to the product line. So far 12 colors have been released (6 U.S. Naval Ship, 4 U.S. Air Force and 2 U.S. Armor). Each month until the end of 2019 (!) we will add 2-4 new military colors each month for U.S., Israeli, German, Italian, British and Japanese ships, planes and armor from WWI to present dates. Check out KitMater Network for new announcements.