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Old 20-10-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Bl**dy Paint !

I've been working on the Ultra Probe CM from Jim Small, and had finished the main assembly, and added some detailing (cables to the clamp arms etc). It was primed with Halfords plastic primer before assembly, so I had a nice finish to start painting.

Just went outside and carefully (I thought) misted on a top coat of appliance white, and the bl**dy paint has now run...

Now I have to wait for it to harden before I can carefully rub it down and try again...

Oh the fustration...
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Old 20-10-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Bad luck mate, although I did a similar thing when I primed the second of the 22" UPCM kits I built, a couple of years back, but I had it rubbed down and primed again ready for finishing within about two hours, so it should not take you too long.
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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Unless you added anything plastic, dip it in cellulose thinners. The paint will come clean off without damaging the resin.
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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Cheers Chris...paint has hardened now though ('baked' it by sitting it on the boiler for a couple of hours) and I've started rubbing the affected area down...

Should come up OK without any problems...and I'm going to decant the paint to the airbrush for the repeat attempt...

Hopefully second time lucky...
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Old 20-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #5
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Shouldn't make any difference. The cellulose thinners will still dissolve it off. I'm assuming it's car paint.
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Old 20-10-2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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Yes - Halfords...

Not sure I have enough Cellulose thinners to dip it in though...I need a 'catering' size
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Old 20-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #7
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Personally I would have thought that using the primer straight out of the can would be preferable to thinning it. You are going to get a better 'key' coat if it is not thinned.

I never ever thin primer if it is to be used as a primer coat, however I tend to spray the paint from a bit further away, and give it a couple of 'thin overspray' or dusting coats. I try not to put on one thick coat and I find that this cuts down on getting any runs as well, in my experience at any rate.
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Old 20-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #8
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That reminds me, I need to pick up my two litre bottle of isopropyl alcohol from Superdrug. Boots were hopeless and wouldn't even order it. Superdrug next door couldn't get it quickly enough.
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Old 20-10-2005, 02:05 PM   #9
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...Boots were hopeless and wouldn't even order it...
You're supposed to tell them it's for making scale models, not drinking it!
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Old 20-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #10
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They denied all knowledge of it for either purpose.
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Old 20-10-2005, 02:24 PM   #11
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Have you hmmmm sniffed the stuff mate, crikey it can make your eyes water if you get a really good whiff of it.

Apparently all Boots branches stopped stocking it, not for the numpties out there drinking it, but because of the 'it can used to make explosives' side of things, I was talking to the assistant branch manager in the Chesterfield branch and he said that they were prohitited from ordering it for customers for any reason, so I will assume that goes for all branches. Thats a bit of a daft attitude though, as you can just go into most chemists on the High St and they will get it to order for you, in my case within 4 hours of ordering it.

I have all the marterials needed to get cracking, I just need to do something to use it on first.
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Old 20-10-2005, 02:35 PM   #12
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I've managed to smooth the aborted paintwork and dust on a new coat from the can - no runs this time...

I've just got to be patient now and leave it to harden overnight before continuing the detail work etc...
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Old 20-10-2005, 09:34 PM   #13
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isopropyl alcohol 70% (IPA). i use the stuff every day, i work in a Hospital, but its far more than my jobs worth, sorry! wish i could help but i need the Job to get me Luxuries in life like bread and milk....... however i am saving up for a litre of petrol, but hope to get some from santa at Xmas
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IPA - can that be ordered from any Superdrug?


I've nearly run out of IPA - er I use it to thin Acrylic paint.

Just to confuse matters - isn't IPA a name of a tasty beer too?
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Old 29-10-2005, 09:57 PM   #15
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You should be able to get it from any chemist, (with the notable exception of Boots), Superdrug included, however you will probably need to order it though. Every chemist I tried could order it into stock within a few hours, but non of them actually carried it as a stock item.
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Old 29-10-2005, 11:11 PM   #16
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Presumably any Superdrug. They had to order it but it was in the next day.
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