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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2007 03:38 am 
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does anyone know of a way to speed up the drying time when using Humbrol paint . it doesn't matter if i airbrush or use a regular brush , it seems to stay tacky for far too long .this isn't a problem with my other paints .Am i doing something wrong ?

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I find that when I've been a bit lazy, and only shaken the tin for a few seconds to paint a couple of small parts of a kit, the paint can sometimes stay wet for ages and has a glossier finish. I think you might not be mixing your paints enough. You need to make sure the thick matt stuff in the bottom is completely mixed up.

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possibly so ,but when i airbrush i empty the tin , including the globs at the bottom into the jar then stir . you are probably correct when brush painting though .... thanks

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"6 hours " before a second coat so guessing that's when its dry, that time is on the back on the tin


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I tend to leave paintwork over night to ensure it has fully cured  :wink:

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i will leave it over night sometimes but i tend to be really keen to carry on painting lol


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That's why I have more than one model on the go at any time  :P  Things that have to be left do not get spoiled through impatience, I just get on with something else that needs doing  :wink:

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Having only recently got back into making models I've been having fun matching new paint numbers to old.

The main question is how long do you leave Humbrol Enamels to dry before adding another coat or adding detail colours on top of the base colour? (Paint is being applied with a brush)


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I always recommend leaving such things overnight.  :idea:

The paint may dry sooner, but it may not.....If it doesn't you will have a mess to clean up and that will waste all the time you thought you might save by rushing the job.....Why bother?  :?:

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The tinlets state six hours, but I try and leave it longer than that, preferably overnight for hairy stick use.

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Wow fast answers, thanks fellers.  :D

I was planning on the six hour time but think I'll leave them overnight to be safe.


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Matt is quicker to dry than the gloss, which can stay tacky for a very long time (days). Thinning can lead to shorter drying time. I generally leave overnight as I'm not really in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct 2008 16:50 pm 
Richard M wrote:
Matt is quicker to dry than the gloss


Matt paints may appear to be touch dry, but they are not necessarily fully cured. Overcoating a matt coat that appears to be dry can often lead to the first coat being pulled up and it is best to leave it for the recommended period as a minimum. This is with reference to brushing, spraying is a different ball game.

Gloss enamels thinned with cellulose should cure quicker, also you can hurry them up by 'baking' them in a warm spot - in the airing cupboard or somewhere like that.

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you can hurry them up by 'baking' them in a warm spot - in the airing cupboard or somewhere like that.

:fear:  provided its not too hot, when you might end up with a pool of soggy plastic  :hithead:

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct 2008 17:20 pm 
Humbrol 24 was the worst paint I ever used it took over two months to dry. And even then it was still wet in places like the under the tail wings where the join the tail.


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Humbrol 24 was the worst paint I ever used it took over two months to dry.

:o  You must've had a duff tin  :!:

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Ratch wrote:
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you can hurry them up by 'baking' them in a warm spot - in the airing cupboard or somewhere like that.

:fear:  provided its not too hot, when you might end up with a pool of soggy plastic  :hithead:

my desk lamp takes about a third or a half off the amount of drying time. It's just a standard 40 watt bulb & I point it straight at the model. I've had thin layers of matt paint dry in well under 3 hours before

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Ratch wrote:
viperstickbomb wrote:
Humbrol 24 was the worst paint I ever used it took over two months to dry.

:o  You must've had a duff tin  :!:


Two months never really?

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Nov 2008 16:43 pm 
Yeah but the kit I used it on was rubbish anyway got smashed up  then recycled by the recycling man.
If I can get me hands on the airfix one I'll have another crack at it but the Revell one that I used the paint on was really bad and made from that evil green plastic. I HATE REVELLS GREEN PALSTIC!!!!!!!


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viperstickbomb wrote:
I HATE REVELLS GREEN PALSTIC!!!!!!!


Palstic
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