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floquil news
« on: March 06, 2007, 01:26:32 AM »
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for all of the floquil addicts.  floquil, according to my LHS, will no longer be making their paint thinner, but will continue making paint.  this makes no sense whatsoever. WTF? well, at least scalecoat will make their thinner, and it IS compatible with floquil. stock up if you use the stuff.

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Re: floquil news
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 10:03:40 AM »
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I blame the EPA, or something like that.

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Re: floquil news
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 01:02:44 PM »
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What's the big deal?  I've successfully used mineral spirts as a thinner for years.  Works fine and a LOT cheaper.

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Re: floquil news
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 06:35:44 PM »
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Just for clarification, Scalecoat II thinner, the safe for plastics line, is the stuff to use with Floquil.
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Re: floquil news
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 07:25:00 PM »
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I blame snow men.
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Re: floquil news
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 01:02:19 AM »
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When I got back in the model RR scene in 2005, I was surprised to see how much Floquil took a back seat to Polly Scale paints (or "Polly S as it was known back in the old days  (late 70's) with the parrot & music scale-"It's from Polly S."

I used Floquil back then as a rule, especially since the variety was better than Polly S back then (tables have turned) & of course, used the Floquil "Barrier" since I was working w/plastic, & brush painted. I really didn't have a problem when the Floquil encountered "unBarriered" plastic on a small area, but once when I tried to strip off unwanted paint with the Floquil thinner, I turned an Athearn 40' boxcar side into something that looked like it was treated w/a blowtorch!

I'm wanting to say I used mineral spirits, or plain old paint thinner too back then with no ill effects (on cleaning brushes that is), but my memory's grow dim-as to airbrushes...what are those?  ;D

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Re: floquil news
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007, 01:07:46 AM »
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Just for clarification, Scalecoat II thinner, the safe for plastics line, is the stuff to use with Floquil.

i use scalecoat one and two thinner with scalecoat 2 and floquil with no problems. it does the same job on both. i think weaver models wnat to make more off of two different names with the same formula.