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kelleywpns

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Thinning PolyScale Paint
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:25:06 PM »
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Wondering if you guys could give me some advice on the pros vs cons of using either distilled water or 70% isopropyl alcohol for thinning my PolyScale paints before airbrushing?

Any input would help.

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Thinning PolyScale Paint
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 05:54:52 PM »
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I use Windex most of the time. Straight water has too much surface tension and the droplets stick together. Alcohol seems to flash off too quick and the paint sometimes drys too fast. I do some times use it though. Either way it won't matter in a few months...  :ashat:

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Re: Thinning PolyScale Paint
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 06:05:27 PM »
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I only use Distilled Water as recommended right on the bottle.

I've tried most other things and preferred Distilled Water over all of them.

Jason

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Re: Thinning PolyScale Paint
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 01:15:44 PM »
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I use 70% alcohol and it works great, doesn't clog, and makes the paint dry quicker than water thinner
Sawyer Berry
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