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Footski

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Thickening paint
« on: June 28, 2008, 01:59:56 »
Okay I know  am very lucky to be living down here in the sunshine but it does cause me some problems, one of which is thickening paint..

My Humbroll matt paints begin to thicken and dry within a minute or so of me taking the lid off. It only happens to the matt paints and obviously only in the very warm weather when our temperatures are mid 30's c or in old money up to mid 90's f. When applied to a surface it goes off so fast that it becomes lumpy!!! :'(.

I have considered simply thinning it down with the right thinners, but am not sure....Any ideas as to what to do, apart from not painting until November!!!

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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 15:45:34 »
Hi M8 thin it down with the CORRECT thinners and you will be ok


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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 16:03:37 »
You beat me to it stav............................Or failing that why not invest in an air conditioner for the workshop ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 23:11:38 »
You beat me to it stav............................Or failing that why not invest in an air conditioner for the workshop ;D ;D ;D ;D

Mark.

NOW WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT????? :'( :'(

Cos I can build 3 boats for the price of an AC unit, not to mention the running costs 8) 8)
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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 07:36:49 »
Barry,

You must build some cheap boats if you can build 3 for the price of 1 AC unit
Quick search on tinternet and you can pick them up from 125 - and you've got to get them cheaper where you live !
On the other hand we've seen your current model and going by that you must be after one hell of AC unit -  ;D

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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 09:36:29 »
what barry forgets to tell us is this is the type of a/c unit he wants
good to -70F
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 09:38:06 by bigford »
more boats then money

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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 09:49:46 »
Ken.....

You get what you pay for and over here you cannot skimp on AC...Only the best will do and they come in at about a grand each....I know....I have two of them....

Bigford.....


WANT ONE OF THOSE....
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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 11:05:05 »

I'm sure I've seen that on E-bay !
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Re: Thickening paint
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 12:07:21 »
the nice thing about the above unit is you can keep ice cream
out on the night table next to the bed  ;D and not have it melt
more boats then money