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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Krylon Short Cuts Enamel Paint Review:


Krylon Short Cuts Enamel Paint is something I found at my local hardware store.  They come in 1 ounce bottles at a price point of just under $4.00,  Thats a good price when comparing to model paints that run that much for 1/2 ounce or so.

These paints are also quite a bit thicker than say Model Master enamels, they seem even a bit thicker than Humbrol.  So they go farther for airbrushing as you have to thin them more.  I have used these on several model cars and have had no trouble with them.  I find they airbrush well using testor's thinner.  They just need to be well thinned for airbrush use.

There is not a large selection of colors to choose from so they are a bit limited in their model building use,  I mainly use them for Scale Auto's and Truck's.

Tech Spec's are Dry to Touch in 30 minutes, and Dry to Handle in 3 hours.

For use on:  Wood, Metal, Plastic, Craft Foam, Paper Mache, Glass, Plaster, Ceramic, Fabric, Paper, and Wicker.  

The available colors are as follows

  • Gold Leaf
  • Chrome Metallic
  • Gloss Red Pepper
  • Gloss Ocean Blue
  • Gloss Espresso Brown
  • Gloss Sun Yellow
  • Gloss Hot Pink
  • Gloss Leaf Green
  • Gloss Hunter Green
  • Gloss Glow Orange
  • Gloss White
  • Gloss Black
  • Gloss Bonnet Blue
  • Gloss True Taupe
  • Gloss Forever Blue
  • Gloss Iris
  • Flat White
  • Flat Black

These colors also come in a 3 ounce aerosol spray can.

A lot of these colors are good for model Car's and the whites and blacks can be used for about anything.

I like these and they are useful for airbrushing as long as you remember to thin them well. I like using them in my Badger 105 Patriot.



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