Q. Is Tru-Color Paint the same as Accupaint?
A. Tru-Color Paint is based on a similar formulation as the old Accupaint product line. It has been modified to produce a better flow through your airbrush, dries to a high gloss finish so that you may decal immediately after drying and can be easily masked for multiple color applications.
Q. What type of paint is Tru-Color Paint?
A. Tru-Color Paint is an acrylic solvent based paint that is designed to be airbrushed directly from the bottle without thinning. Tru-Color Paint can be blended to produce a variety of shades and hues for your specific product needs.
Q. What pressure do you recommend for Tru-Color Paint?
A. We recommned a starting pressure of 25 PSI. This will vary according to the type (make and model) of the airbrush you are using, tip size and the desired quantity of paint you wish to deliver to the model.
Q. Where can I obtain Tru-Color Paint?
A. Several hobby shops in the U.S. and Canada currently carry the complete Tru-Color Paint product line and many more carry at least 12+ colors in stock. There is a listing of stores carrying Tru-Color Paint shown on this website. If your local hobby shop does not carry Tru-Color Paint, you may purchase directly from us.
Q. Is there a color chart available for Tru-Color Paint?
A. No, since printed colors do not truly represent what the finished model will look like we felt it was misleading to produce a color chart for Tru-Color Paint. Instead we offer small color chips of the more popular colors airbrushed on glossy high density paper for your observation.
Q. Can you thin Tru-Color Paint and what do you use?
A. Yes, Tru-Color Paint can be thinned, if desired. We recommned using TCP-15 (thinner) so as not to compromize the finish you obtain from the paint on the model you are spraying.
Q. Is there any preparation to the model required?
A. As with any other painting project, the plastic model should be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water, rinsed and dried with a lint free towel. Try not to handle the model excessively (keep oils off model). You may apply primer, if desired. Brass models take special preparation. They must be sand blasted or treated in a similar fashion to insure that Tru-Color Paint will adhere properly; particulary important if masking of the painted model is needed for subsequent paint applications.
Q. Do you need to apply a gloss finish to the painted surface before applying decals?
A. No, Tru-Color Paint dries glossy, so no further finish is needed before you apply decals. Note: In extreme high humidity areas it may be neccessary to dry the model under a light bulb (not too close!) to give a high gloss finish.
Q. What do you recommend for clean-up?
A. We suggest you use acetone (nail polish remover without any scent) to clean-up your airbrush and paint cups.
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