Hell bells Radek that just sucks! Had a similar result with Tamiya paints with my Seafire. I use universal thinners, which is a solvent based thinner and actually keys into the plastic, as the solvent will act like thin glue if applied straight to the plastic surface. And universal thinner will thin both acrylic, enamel and cellulose paints (lacquers). I get it from out local motor parts shop for a fraction of the price of Tamiya yellow cap thinner, $28 NZD will get me a 4 litre tin of it. Which has lasted me a little over 18 months so far.
Thanks for information, Chris.
From my own experience I had similar issues only if I used primers like this OneShot or AK/MiG/Vallejo. Thinner wasn't a big issue so far (or at least I cannot proove it could be ), maybe except the price .
I wonder what kind of thinner you use, I have thought about universal thinners you can usually buy in hardware stores or motor shops, but either they had a very limited usage (like "laquer only or sth") or in other case they needed high temperatures (motor paint thinners with 20-25C required to harden properly). Not that I wanted to really experiment with these ones but just as alternatives to expensive branded products.
Hi Radek, well I couldn’t get the tape to lift paint of my sample, and at one point I ripped the tape and left some on the model, so I wasn’t being gentle. However, I went back to my original sample (over a year old) and I could scratch it off with my thumb nail, not so with my most recent example.
Clearly there is a variable at play which I can’t work out, but I was watching a Paul Budzik video on primers and he talked about the distance primer gets applied and whether it hits the surface wet or semi dry. None of this fixes your paint job of course, but it does make me more wary of the one shot primer.
Thanks Spud. Interesting information about "scratchy" paint - looks like adhesive characteristics of it sort of "wears off" in time.
I watched Paul's videos (I wish I had easy access to all his "dental" tools ) about priming and painting and I think this might be an issue in my case as well as I spray with 0.2mm nozzle, which means I can't use too dense paints and have to thin them well....
Damn if Mr Surfacer wasn't that smelly I would stick to that and not experiment with others... I kinda suck in experiments