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Stewmac Colortone Pigments (ratios, recipes, etc.)

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by PoppaNecktie, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. PoppaNecktie

    PoppaNecktie TDPRI Member

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    Hi, I searched the forums and found a few threads that touched on this, but nothing that really pins it down-- what is the proper amount or ratio of Colortone pigment to use in nitro lacquer to get a good, opaque finish that avoids both: poor drying ("over-opacity", so to speak) or overly thin (requiring many, many coats to get to opaque)?

    The instructions on the bottle of pigment are very vague, and actually worded quite poorly. I know that there's the ol' "experiment on some scrap and get it to where you want it", which is fine, but some starting guidelines would be much appreciated so that I don't have to start super thin, dump and add pigment, then repeat the cycle until the perfect ratio is nailed.

    Thanks for any tips you guys might have!
     

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