DiecastXchange Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am using Duplicolor paints for the very first time and I must say, I am not a fan at all. :pullhair

They ae extremely runny and the spray comes out of the can in an incontrollable and messy fashion. Ruined a perfectly good pair of running shoes as the excess dripped on my foot.

I heated the can up using a small dish of warm water, but I don't think that would have been the cause. :tempted

Anyone else have these experiences with the Duplicolor paints?

I am thinking that I may have to go back to the Testors Aerosols as they are much more controllable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,985 Posts
I've never used duplicolor before Darrick, but I will say this, as to your painted running shoes. I have a grubby old set of clothes I wear to paint, including a ratty old pair of shoes and old glasses. You never know when blow-back is going to get you. . .
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
:lol

Lesson learned, but I was really expecting that from the Duplicolor as I have heard so many good things from it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
462 Posts
I use Duplicolor on all the repaints I do. I usually spray a little paint out before I start using it to make sure the nozel isn't blocked at all and theres no build up on it. Occasionally , the nozels from the factory aren't great and leak , be careful of that too. When I start painting a car, I will start pressing the nozel before it gets to the car , in long horizional strokes, about a 1-2" before and after the car. Usually any blockage or problems with the nozel will be aired out before touching the car.
Once I get past the car, I stop and start over.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Paint dripping like you described should be because of an old can. These paints are not known to be act this way commonly. One recommendation since you have a messed up can you could hook it up to a tube and spray the rest of the paint into a clean bottle and air brush it. Good luck
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top