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PostSubject: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 7:55

Hi guys, I've got this new pot of Mechrite Red (Foundation Paint) and it's behaving like a wash. i paint it on and it's really watery and runs into all the cracks and leaves the surface unpainted. The only use I've found for it is painting it on swords because it looks like dried blood (sort of blackish where it's thickest going gradually to dark-red at the edges). What the **** is wrong with it? Question
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 8:39

I've got a pot of merchrite red, too, and it works fine with me...
Have you tried shaking it like crazy? Perhaps the more solid components have settled on the bottom and only the solvent is left on top.
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 9:03

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I've got a pot of merchrite red, too, and it works fine with me...
Have you tried shaking it like crazy? Perhaps the more solid components have settled on the bottom and only the solvent is left on top.

I couldn't think of a better explanation! let us know if it works Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 9:42

did you clean the model?
if your model is a bit "oily" then paint will not stick that good, and it wil chip off during use... so perhaps give it a bath, and try again? (be carefull with the foundations though, as they are rather thick...
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 12:59

The Foundation paints separate very easily. Stir them up as well as shaking them and you'll be fine.

When thinning them with water, you will notice they separate fast on the palette. They need mixing a lot more often.
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 13:01

Ive already done all these things (I evemn left it upside down for a night). And tried it on more than one model.
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 14:17

try puting bitz of spare metal inside the paint tube. Those tend to boost your efforts when shaking it like crazy. Worked for me with even extremely old paints, so it mught work for you Smile Hope that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 15:58

I've gone too see if a one cent coin will fit in the pot. Karate If I'm not back in 24 hours you can write me off.
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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Wed 12 Nov 2008 - 18:06

better more and smaller bitz. A cent coin is MASSIVE: the good thing about smalle rpieces are the edges and that they will scrape the borders of the paint, making it loser, and helping it mix well. I doubt a cent coin can do that.... unless you break it in small parts, hat is.

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PostSubject: Re: Mechrite Red problems...   Thu 13 Nov 2008 - 10:07

Fortunately I only used a quarter of a one cent coin. Made a bit of difference, but not much. I think the stuff thats settled set.
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