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  1. #1
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    Painting question...

    I have been using Testors model paint for painting and repainting stuff. After finishing painting and letting the stuff dry, it feels sticky to the touch. It doesn't matter how long I let it dry, it always feels that way. Any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong? Am I just not thinning the paint enough? Any tips or suggestions welcome

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    Re: Painting question...

    You may have gotten a bad batch, or sometimes if there's a lot of humidity, or temps outside the recommended, you can have problems. Could also be a bad reaction to the surface, which could happen if it's a type of rubber or something like that.

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    Re: Painting question...

    Testors are enamels, you should really be using acrylics to paint heads. When you do use acrylics it's important to only clean your brushes with water.

    CHEERS!

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    Re: Painting question...

    if you do not want to repeat your work,
    try washing with liquid soap.
    usually sticky with uneven paint thinner.

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    Re: Painting question...

    One more point...if it's soft PVC you're painting onto? If it is, you'll wait forever for that to dry. The plasticisers used prevent paint drying.

    I painted some thick electrical cable once...still tacky weeks later.

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