Testors Paint notice

jtomstarr Oct 25, 2019

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    All,

    I saw this notice on faceb. I'm curious to see , hear what they suggest we use now since FLOQUIL..etc are gone. I say stock up while you can!

    Tom

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  2. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well --- crap!!

    Wolf
     
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  3. jtomstarr

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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So we are left to wonder who was the source of this nonsense?
     
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  5. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    Darn pranksters!!

    Wolf
     
  6. SASRR

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    man and I always belived everything on facebook because everyone on there is honest to goodness people ....................
     
  7. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Trumps fake news reports lol.
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    I was fooled too. I'd forgotten that Testors is owned by RPM, not Rust-Oleum. We live in an increasingly nutty world don't we? I'm with Box, asking who would waste their time spawning such? Some goofball with an axe to grind? I'd like to think that their competitors are above such a cheesy creation.
     
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  9. SASRR

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    no politics please this is the one place I come to in order to get away from all that garbage. Someone started it proabley to see how fast it would spread
     
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  10. jlundy46

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    Darn,
    I was ready to head for my LHS and buy a bunch or gloss and dullcoat! I'm no fan of social media - no way to know what is real.
     
  11. Rich_S

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    On the Testors Web Site they say, Testor is now part of The Rust-Oleum Group. But if you look up the parent company of Rust-Oleum, it says Rust-Oleum Corporation is owned by RPM International Inc. Typical corporate smoke and mirrors ;)

    Now is there fake news circulating about Testors, this is from their current Facebook page:

    We've been made aware of information currently in circulation addressing Testors Corporation distribution. Don’t you worry! Rust-Oleum continues to sell the Testors brand in the United States & Canada. And, by the way, we’re always creating new products for the craft & hobby enthusiast.

    Also don't forget fellow hobbyists, Testors is not the only name in the game of hobby paints. I don't think I'm allowed to share links or be to specific but Scalecoat paints are still being sold by a new owner, there's also Vallejo paints, Modelflex, Tru-Color Paint and even Rapido has a new model railroad paint line.
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks for the details Rich and also for the list of paint brands. I made a note of these. Floquil left a void when it quit the market and it's nice to see others trying to fill it.
     
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  13. BarstowRick

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    Here we go again.

    Glad to hear it's not true. Or maybe half true. I suspect at sometime, in the near future we may see more changes. I'll let you work on what.

    Seems to me April First would be a better time to pull this stunt.

    Have a good weekend.
     
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  14. Rich_S

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    What's kind of funny, Scalecoat was my paint of choice and Floquil and Polly Scale were backups. When Weaver Models / Quality Craft announced they were closing, I had the same knee jerk reaction as what happened a few years later when Testors said they were going to stop selling Floquil and Polly Scale Paints. I was very relieved when Minute Man Hobbies picked up the Scalecoat line. My two most recent repaints were accomplished using Scalecoat II wash away paint remover and Scalecoat II engine black. I've also had pretty good success using the Modelflex paint line.

    I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules, but for those who have not done so, may I recommend downloading the MRH Acrylic Painting Guide. This is a very good cross reference from the old Floquil paints to Model Master, Vallejo and MODELflex paints.
     
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  15. Massey

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    yea... I have a friend who believes all this social media BS. He will disregard facts in favor of some posting he sees. I’m mean you know the HARP experiment is controlling the weather and has been working on making the entire Earth a tropical paradise. (n)
     
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  16. bremner

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    Just remember that half of this country (United States) like him and the other half doesn't....let's keep this a civil conversation
     
  17. bremner

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    I'd be happy with this desert topping out at 105° and more rain in the mountains
     
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  18. vince p

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    I know Bremner I know just qid pro quo what he said lol. Nothing else meant by it (end of message) lol.
     
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  19. vince p

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    Bremner 105 cmon brother have the AC fail in your truck going across the Mojave in August now that's hot especially in a black truck.

    Lol.
     
  20. bremner

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    105° in the desert is nice...115° isn't...
     
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