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#1 tjtx

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:51 PM

Can I thin x-22 clear with me color leveling thinner?
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

Yep, it’s what I use. I’ve had no issues.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

Mr Color Leveling Thinner is just about the best thinner you can use with Tamiya Clear X-22. That's what I currently use to thin. Only one drawback is the smell as it's quite stinky!  



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:29 PM

i have been using Tamiya's own thinner, but let us know if you like the Mr Color thinner better. So far I have not found a clear gloss and flat I am happy with, yet, but I am still trying.  



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:18 PM

I use the leveling thinner with everything else I use and figured it would work but I wanted confirmation. Thanks guys.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

I use Mr. Color Thinner (non-levelling), but only because it's easier for me to find. Works great, but I'd like to see if the levelling variety offers any improvement during our Aussie summers.

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:11 AM

Can I thin x-22 clear with me color leveling thinner?

what did you use to coat your P-40? That had a very flat finish on it.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

what did you use to coat your P-40? That had a very flat finish on it.


Nothing but paint. There are no decals on it.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:16 AM

I prefer Mr Levelling Thinner instead of Tamiya Lacquer Thinner for thinning X-22. The secret to a super glossy coat is to mist over a coat of straight Mr Levelling Thinner after you have applied the X-22 coat. Really turns the surface glass-like.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:30 AM

I sprayed today and I'm very happy with the results. I've finally found my go to gloss.




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