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Review
Tru-Color: Tru-Color Paints
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 05:01 AM UTC


TRU-COLOR PAINT recently announced new railroad colors and a new series of military colors. This review tries out several of the paints.

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retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Doesn't acetone etch metal?
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:21 AM UTC
I do not know? Regardless, acetone is for clean-up.
Grauwolf
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Years ago I had read old discussions that mistakenly stated that Tru-Color was a lacquer but that is not true.



So what type of paint is it exactly?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 04:29 PM UTC
Thinner. What is the thinner they recommend? Acetone? / Robin
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:45 AM UTC
Robin, they recommend their own thinner.
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:46 AM UTC
Joe, it is a solvent-based paint. Which solvent, I do not know. It does NOT give me a headache like enamels and lacquers. Per Tru-Color:
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The paint is not an acetone based product. It is just the fact that acetone is the most odorous component of the solvent mix that is used in the manufacture of the paint so that it stands out. The paint is actually less than 5% acetone. The polymer that is used to bind the finely ground pigments to the model is an ultra clear, highly flexible acrylic.