Customs: Thickening Paints

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  1. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    As the title says, Is there a good way to Thicken water based paints.
    I've been using Createx Airbrush Colors as my detail paints for about 6 to 8 months.
    I've never had a problem with the thickness of them until I used the
    Fluorescent Green. It's just seems so much thinner then the rest.
    I thought about letting it "sit" for a lil while (to thicken) before using it,
    but does anyone have any better idea or tips ?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. frenzyrumble

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    yeah, that's what I do. Sometimes, I get bad black enamel, which doesn't coat in 1 pass. I leave the top off for a few hours and it evaporates a little causing the black to thicken up.

    Many times, when making a custom air brush color, I will leave a little in a cup nearby, open; as it dries out, it's good for details and brush work.
     
  3. Superquad7

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    Adding Future to acrylics in a certain amount of mixture (paint+Future) will do this as well, and can be quicker. Future dries pretty quickly once out of the bottle since it's acrylic, too. Most "modeling" acrylic is really prepped for airbrushes anyways, so I've battled much the same over the years . . . :lol 

    I hope that helps!
     

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