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Humbrol enamels going downhill

Started by Spey_Phantom, May 10, 2020, 02:07:55 PM

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kitnut617

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on May 12, 2020, 12:41:46 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on May 11, 2020, 06:16:44 AM
Well, I've been having a different problem, I bought a couple of the large bottles of Humbrol Thinner, I'm finding it doesn't work in my old tins of enamel, which ever tin I've used it on, it turns the paint into a lump of goo at the bottom. Stirring it (a lot) does get it back into ""paint"" mode, but even after putting the lid on tightly and leaving it for a day, when you open the tin to do a second coat, it's a big lump of goo again.

Why bother with their "branded thinners"? Just use VM&P Naptha, or if you want a really quick dry use
lacquer thinner.

I might just do that Jon, I'll find out if I can get it here.
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Old Wombat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on May 12, 2020, 07:28:10 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 12, 2020, 06:02:13 AM
Quote from: zenrat on May 12, 2020, 02:27:16 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 11, 2020, 06:13:18 AM
... I've just started using some tins of Humbrol Metalcoat I recently found. Best "metallic" paint I ever used  :thumbsup:

I've got a tin of metalcote gunmetal.  It's a gelatinous unthinnable glob.

Right. I've got two shades of Aluminium, polished steel and gunmetal all in the 27*** series which must be over 30 years old and they are still perfect. Luck I suppose.


Me too, and Polished Aluminium too, which is REALLY bright.

They had it dead right back then, why change it?  :-\

Money. :rolleyes:
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zenrat

Quote from: zenrat on May 12, 2020, 02:27:16 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 11, 2020, 06:13:18 AM
... I've just started using some tins of Humbrol Metalcoat I recently found. Best "metallic" paint I ever used  :thumbsup:

I've got a tin of metalcote gunmetal.  It's a gelatinous unthinnable glob.

I'd just like to add that it's about two or three years old and has never been useable.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

Quote from: Old Wombat on May 13, 2020, 02:50:38 AM

Me too, and Polished Aluminium too, which is REALLY bright.

They had it dead right back then, why change it?  :-\

Money. :rolleyes:
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Or possibly chemistry ? Might be that some of the ingredients back in the day are now illegal in the EU ? That's certainly caused a few problems in other areas.
Decals my @r$e!

kitnut617

Quote from: NARSES2 on May 13, 2020, 06:24:28 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on May 13, 2020, 02:50:38 AM

Me too, and Polished Aluminium too, which is REALLY bright.

They had it dead right back then, why change it?  :-\

Money. :rolleyes:

Or possibly chemistry ? Might be that some of the ingredients back in the day are now illegal in the EU ? That's certainly caused a few problems in other areas.
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