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shelf life of airbrush paint
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:11 PM
What is the approximate shelf life of Createx transparent and opaque paint?
Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:09 AM
Keep the cap snapped shut, shake it up once in a while if you're not spraying it and it'll last years. I don't know how long ago they changed the labels, but I have a lot of the old labeled bottles that are fine.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:27 AM
I have some that is 4 years old,when its hot outside I keep it in a small refrig.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:43 PM
Mine sits in the garage subject to whatever temps. Old paint tends to separate and develop clumps, especially in a partial bottle. Fresh is definitely better but I use it until it clogs my Iwata....then use it in my Badger If that starts shooting wads of paint, I toss it. Waste not, want not.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:42 AM
Will adding a little water and shaking the heck out of it revive lumpy Createx?
Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:02 PM
To some extent yes but partial bottles still develop clumps eventually. I think the film of paint around the top and the sides not covered by the wet paint dries out. Shaking breaks off bits that attract paint and form clumps. It's not as big a problem with Createx as with some other brands. When I notice a clog developing while airbrushing, a quick shot of paint at full throttle will usually clear it out before it becomes a problem.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:06 AM
Hot temps screw up your paint... keep it cool and your lures will be COOL!
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:27 PM
Store them in a box, mounted to the front door on springs. Every time someone comes in or out, they get a little agitated. It works on the wife too, every time she opens the door and sees the box, she gets a little agitated.
It sounds silly, but if paint is allowed to stand, it will clump. If it is stored in a place that gets movement several times a day, it will stay lump free. Just have to think of a practical way to implement.