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#1 Milkman

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:32 AM

I usually don't get too excited about paint.  However I recently needed some McLaren orange paint and did a Google search and Zero paints came up.  I ordered 4 bottles and was pleasantly surprised.  The paint came ready to shoot and reminds me of the old Testors custom lacquer as it dries to a satin finish.  It's very chip/flake resistant (passes my finger flick test with flying colors :) ). I paint a lot of 1/24 retro bodies and will be using Zero paints from now on.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

I have used a number of the Zero colors and have been pleased with the results.  There is another brand, Gravity, that I slightly prefer but they appear to have stopped shipping.

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:29 AM

Ken

 What are you using for cleanup of the air brush?


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:16 AM

Zero paints are lacquers and a good lacquer thinner should be used to clean airbrushes. I used to use the brands found at Lowes/Home Depot but recently learned they are not the best to use for thinning/cleaning.  I now use thinner from Sherwin-Williams and was surprised at how much better it works.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:27 AM

To be clear, you are using this on the inside of clear bodies?


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

Yes, and after I use it the bodies are no longer clear :)


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:19 PM

My experience is limited to painting the outside of resin or injection molded bodies so my preferences reflect that.  I much prefer airbrush lacquers to rattle can acrylic enamels - better control, better finish and, should rubbing out after priming or between coats be needed, an overnight drying is all that is needed.

 

On cleaning - I use a gravity feed airbrush with a built-in cup, refilling with a disposable plastic syringe as needed - less plumbing and a lot easier to flush out.  I have found that these same syringes which have molded-in calibrations, are accurate enough for measuring the required lacquer/catalyst/thinner ratios for two part clear coats.

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

Ken,

Not saying it will be an issue, but sometimes you have to wait awhile to see if a paint works well.

 

I've seen paint attack the plastic, a week later (probably not an issue with Lexan® bodies).

 

I've also seen a certain color, chip off terribly, while other colors from a vendor, and (I assume) the same brand paint, stick fine.

 

I remember cleaning yellow paint chips, off the track surfaces, all the time, at my original store.


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