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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep 2006 16:39 pm 
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I have a question to ask.

In the bottom of my Matt Cote pot, there seems to be a very, very thick residue. Above this there is a more liquid varnish. When I used the Matt Cote last, I think I only used the stuff off the top. This was with my Fw.109D and it appeared more shiney than normal.

I was wondering, if anyone knows weather the thick residue at the bottom is what makes the Varnish Matted? I've tried to mix it before, but it didn't really work. COuld anyone tell me if I need to mix it in, and if it makes the Matt effect?

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep 2006 16:42 pm 
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Yes it has to be of an even consistency. You really have to shake it and stir it for a looooooooong time. I use an electric stirrer and I find even with that it takes a long of stirring to get it to cover in a good even matt finish.

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davecov wrote:
I use an electric stirrer


Nothing like good old elbox grease eh? - where do you get something like that anyway? "I'm just going out to the electric paint stirrer shop, honey" "Ok - don't be to long". I'm sure it could be a valuable addition to our modern lifestyles :idea:

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Actually, it is a Dremel-type drill which has a bent paper clip in the end! You can buy "proper" battery-operated paint stirrers though! I'm sure someone will be able to put a link on the forum - if they haven't already done so! :wink:

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Power Drill + Paint Stirring =

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I think I may just have to pass!

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LOL! Great picture!

I haven't had THAT big a problem but this happened - due to a dodgy power lead -

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My shirt came off worse!

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Haha, Businessman!!! i cant begin to comprehend the punisment my parents would devise fot that!

Hmmm... so thats why my varnish has been less than satisfactory.... aaaaah i see. Thanks for bringing that up!

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davecov wrote:
LOL! Great picture!

I haven't had THAT big a problem but this happened - due to a dodgy power lead -



My shirt came off worse!

Dave


Mine is worse :lol: My friends dog came in and knocked all my paints over onto the floor (12 were open) ....
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Sep 2006 18:39 pm 
Owen, the gloop in the bottom is the matting agent, if you don't stir it all in you won't get the proper matt finish. I have found that a small dash of cellulose breaks up the gloop and spraying/brushing is much easier.

If you look around any shops that do household/kitchenware you might be able to get hold of a battery operated cocktail mixer for a few quid - it's the sort of thing you might find in Wilkinson's.

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Thank you too all (and those poor parents!)

I have tried stirring the contents and it seems Ok. All I have to donow is wait.

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Hannants sell a paint stirrer for £9.99 http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BA121

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Thats lazy !

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But convinient :joker: :clap: :nod: :joker:

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Tis lazy. I just use streched sprue or a cocktail stick then a lot of elbow grease!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol Matt Cote
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Has anyone had any experience with airbrushing the modelcote range from humbrol. And first of all do they work, and how best should they be thinned.


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