I hope I am not beating a dead horse here, but I couldn't find what I was looking for doing a community search.
Is PLEDGE FUTURE still held in high regard as a glosscoat before decalling? Is it even still available? I was unable to find it on the Pledge web site.
I did a lot of airbrushing back in the 80's, but none since then. I am slowly getting back into it and have many questions, mainly about the best thinners to use for various paints.
I was able to salvage a large number of old bottles of Floquil (lacquer, older than the enamel) by mixing with a small battery operated mixer (Micro Mark) and adding Diosol (I was fortunate enough to have an unopened pint). After "de-clumping" each bottle, I wiped down the bottle neck until it was totally clean, installed a new bottle cap (I had bought a bag of 100 of them back in the day), and stored the bottles upside down. I usually used Diosol to thin paint for shooting, but used lacquer thinner for clean up. Is that still a good idea? Is there a need for Vaseline or baby oil on the bottle top/cap?
Most of my Polly S was a solid glob in the bottle, but I salvaged a few bottles by using ammonia to to thin, then strained it into a clean bottle. I cut 2½" squares out of sandwich bags and inserted them between the cap and bottle. I didn't store them upside down because they seem to "clump" rather quickly. I'm not a fan of Acrylics, so ...
I have a nice stash of Scalecoat I (CNR colors - I model CNR, duh) that is in good shape. I can get thinner from Minute Man Models, so that's all good.
I have a few containers of Model Masters, Humbrol, and ancient AccuPaint (used a lot of that back in the day too). SO I'm open to ideas about which paint to use today. Any suggestions? I like the idea of NOT using lacquers (xylene, acetone, nahptha and all the other dangerous stuff) but I am not a fan of acrylics. Are enamels the "in" thing now?
Thanx for any ideas. I am a member of MRVP, TMTV and MMA, but find the real details of airbrushing (air pressure, thinning, distance, etc.) are often skipped over in videos. Since each type of paint has different charactaristics, that stuff is important.