A Lee quipped:
> SOmeone help me out!
> I bought a bottle of Mr. Color Metal paint, in chrome,
> and I don't know what the solvent is! I've tried water,
> denatured ***, Thinner, Varsol, and nothing works!
> Anyone have experience with this? I don't want to
> throw my nice new Tamiya brush away!
> alblee at gpu dot srv dot ualberta dot ca
> Change the _ to a . in my address if replying via e-mail
Brush paint with Mr. Color Metal Paints? You are a brave soul indeed!
Actually, these paints are intended for use with an airbrush without furhter
thinning; the idea is, after airbrushing on a healthy coat of paint and
allowing it to dry, you can buff the finish to metallic sheen with a soft
cloth or tissue.
I have, on occasion, brush painted them (without thinning) onto very small
areas with varying success; but you can forget the buffing part when you use
a paintbrush, it just won't work.
Also keep in mind that these paints work best on raw plastic or vinyl that
has been polished smooth with no primer. The use of primer results in a dull
If you need to use a brush to paint metallics, I highly recommend the Polly-S
metalline line (acrylic), they brush on smooth and can be buffed slightly.