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CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 11:44 PM UTC
Roman Volchenkov tries AK-interactive true metal wax paints.

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edmund
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 11:48 PM UTC
Has anybody else out there tried these yet ?
bill_c
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 01:22 AM UTC
Thanks, Roman. They look interesting, but I'm not persuaded just yet.
Jay_Antony
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 11:54 AM UTC
Thanks Roman - read this with interest as thinking of getting some of these.

Is it possible to do an enamel wash over the True Metal paints? Would like to do a couple of motorbike engines with the True Metals and then do various washes and grime etc over the top.
Bizarre
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 01:30 PM UTC
David Parker - editor of AIR modeller is building a bomber using these. You might ask him if you are on Facebook.
Dimitar
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 01:36 PM UTC
I can confirm that the grip of these is pretty awful. They tend to melt under pressure and bodyheat (i.e. holding a painted part with your fingers).
They also doesn't react well to tinners and white spirit. You should left them for a night to settle before continuimg working with the parts.
At least the errors and damages are easy to fix.
holmerz
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 05:28 PM UTC
Doesn't these require a primed surface to improve the adhesion, as you would expect with any other paint?
Dimitar
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 05:44 PM UTC
The use of primer is self-implied I believe. In my case it was gray AK-Interactive primer, gently polished to avoid rought texture (because it shows). Still, the product tends to lift off.
csago
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC
As long as I know, the True metal can be diluted with white spirit, SO if you want to use enamel weathering products (that use also white spirit) you must left the True Metal dry for al least 24 hours, or apply a coat of varnish... I saw the video of AK and they weathering some item without problems...