Scalecoat paint peparation.

tayder Jul 28, 2014

  1. tayder

    tayder TrainBoard Supporter

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    I recently found an almost - full, largish bottle of Scalecoat "Boxcar Red paint lurking in a box of junk.:headspin:junk. I want to use it to repaint most of my boxcars but I know that this requires some preparation. My research indicates that I need to thin it by about 30% with alcohol ( for airbrushing). Does that sound right? I remember in the past that it's pretty much useless to try and brush this stuff on, so I want to be sure I get it right. Thank you in advance!
    Bill.
     
  2. GNGOAT

    GNGOAT New Member

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    My recommendation is to use Scalecoat thinner. Be sure to select the correct thinner either Scalecoat 1 or II. The 30% sounds correct but I always start at 25% then test spray and increase if necessary.
     
  3. ratled

    ratled TrainBoard Supporter

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    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^^

    BUT, I would do a test run be fore applying to any "keeper" car. Paint doesn't always store well and once opened often doesn't behave as good as it should.
    YMMV

    ratled
     
  4. tayder

    tayder TrainBoard Supporter

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    This afternoon I tried using about 30% alcohol as suggested and painted my caboose. I think one coat will be enough. I'm very pleased with the results!
     
  5. robert3985

    robert3985 TrainBoard Member

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    For my Scalecoat II I always use plain old paint thinner. I'm glad the alcohol worked for ya!

    Cheerio!
    Bob Gilmore
     

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