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Using Tru-Color Paint

Recommended practice for Air Brushing Tru-Color Paint & Other Info

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Martin Cohen24/08/2017 07:19:02
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We had been asked what is the best method for using Tru-Color Paint when using an air brush:

1) Since all of the TCP-1000 (Ships), 1200 (AFV's, etc.) and 1400 (Aircraft) series paints are all designed to be air brushed directly from the bottle without thinning, we recommend a starting pressure of 28-35 PSI with a medium tip on the air brush. Any manufacture's equipment will work.

2) If thinning is desired, use TCP-015, Thinner, as it is produced with the same blend of solvents used in the manufacture of our paint.

3) Clean up of the equipment is easily accomplished with acetone (unscented nail polish remover). Do NOT use acetone to thin Tru-Color Paint - it dries too fast which may cause the finish to blush or be rough.

4) Tru-Color Paint dries within 30-60 minutes after application, depending on ambient temperature and humidity. You may then mask for 2nd or 3rd colors as appropriate or decal.

5) Tru-Color Paint adheres very well to plastic or resin models, wood, Lexan (R/C) and most metals without priming. Even our metallic colors does not need a primer.

6) In very warm areas (such as AZ) a small amount of TCP-310 (retarder) may be required to slow down the evaporation rate of the paint.

7) The shelf life on a bottle of Tru-Color Paint is infinite. Even if some of the solvents evaporate on standing, adding a few drops of our thinner will reconstitute the paint and have no ill affect on the performance of the product - never have to waste an old bottle of paint !

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to reply to this message or contact us directly.

Martin Cohen, PhD ; IPMS Member

Tru-Color Paint

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