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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2016 13:09 pm 
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I have seen car builders getting stunning results with airbrushing nailpolish onto there models. I would really want to try it but have some questions about it.
    Have anyone here on ATF tried it?
    I know I need a good neutral primer to keep it from reacting with the plastic.
    What can be used as thinner?
    Is that the type we call 'hot' paint?
    Will it ruin the airbrush?
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2016 13:39 pm 
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These days, the majority of airbrushes are probably sold for spraying nails. Modern nailpolish dries quickly, thins easily, and comes off easier than it used to (although check the content of remover bottles - IMHO the ones that still contain acetone work better, and they'll also unstick your fingers if you're careless with the superglue). Do wear a proper mask for spraying, though - nailpolish can contain triphenyl phosphate, or TPHP, which is toxic even with limited exposure.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2016 15:36 pm 
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Not tried it myself, but I have petrol head friends who spray nail polish, it can be thinned and cleaned up with cellulose. I've seen some stunning results on models that have been painted with it.

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