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PostSubject: Stirring paint   Mon 28 Sep 2009 - 12:56

found this on a french website that I can't seem to track down anymore (so not my idea)
simple but effective ;
for stirring paint (I tried this with the vallejo kind of squeeze bottles) just insert one 5 mm inox nut
(a nut is what a bolt is screwed into) and shake the hell out of it
I find it works real well
had one try with a metallic paint in the older plastic pots from gw as well
a box of 100 of those nuts costed me (or $) 3.20, so will last me a lifetime

for all you lazy not so good english speaking persons ; this is a nut :




on the other hand, I'd appreciate ideas on Vallejo paint : Model colour or Game colour ?

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PostSubject: Re: Stirring paint   Wed 14 Oct 2009 - 8:30

Thats 'nutty', but does the nut not effect the paint in a way (rust?)

and my other concern is that with the gw paint is that the nut will cause damage to the container. this might happen in a couple of years beceause of the weight of the nut will not do have dmg but when doing it like a hunderd times the container might fail. but then again might give it a go! (if it doesn't work i have a excuse to buy more new paint )

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PostSubject: Re: Stirring paint   Wed 14 Oct 2009 - 13:00

The same kind of thing is used for nail varnish its just small metal balls instead of a nut.

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PostSubject: Re: Stirring paint   Sat 17 Oct 2009 - 5:18

DeathHead wrote:
Thats 'nutty', but does the nut not effect the paint in a way (rust?)

and my other concern is that with the gw paint is that the nut will cause damage to the container. this might happen in a couple of years beceause of the weight of the nut will not do have dmg but when doing it like a hunderd times the container might fail. but then again might give it a go! (if it doesn't work i have a excuse to buy more new paint )

good tip

well, that is why you need to get the INOX nut ; they do not rust
as for damage after a couple of years ; I can't tell. I'm only following this idea a couple of months. (both in Vallejo bottles and Games Workshop (old) pots. (the softer plastic compared to the harder plastic from the more recent pots)
Up until now, everything looks good though.
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PostSubject: Re: Stirring paint   Mon 11 Jan 2010 - 10:56

I believe the Ral Partha paints have been doing this for years. Rumor has it that instead of a nut, they instead insert a tiny skull!
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PostSubject: Re: Stirring paint   Sat 16 Jan 2010 - 12:50

suoixonbor wrote:
I believe the Ral Partha paints have been doing this for years. Rumor has it that instead of a nut, they instead insert a tiny skull!
Not a rumour, it's true.

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bottle/sku-down/08702

As I have said in other threads, I change ALL my paints to squeeze - drop bottles, but certaily will not pay USD$3.00 for 3 bottles!

I got them from my local drugstore supplier, and they give me like 8 or 9 for USD$1.00.

As for internal stirrer, I use quartz pebbles, bought from a craft store.

They are heavy little rocks, translucent, and NEVER RUST.

Oh! and they are VERY CHEAP and have rounded edges too!

Hope that helps.
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