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Createx paint freezing?
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:22 PM
Left createx paint in workshop had no heat got down to -6f paint froze. Can it still be used in airbrush after thawing?
Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:15 AM
Don't know why not. I wouldn't throw away all my airbrush paint if it froze sitting in my garage, unless I tried it afterwards and found it wouldn't shoot or adhere after thorough mixing.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:36 AM
I don't know about Createx, but if you let latex paint (like you would use to paint your house) freeze, it ain't no good no more.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:45 AM
Hard to say. Spray it on a scrap lure or something and heat cure it as usual, then see if it scratches off very easily. If it plugs up your gun right off the bat, it's garbage. Most waterborne coatings can't take a freeze-thaw. Some are rated by thaw cycles, meaning you can freeze-thaw them several times before you destroy the emulsion.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:21 PM
Thanks for all the help guys. Will test paint today and let you all know. Would hate to lose all my airbrush paint considering its all new.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:12 AM
well tested paint it seems to be okay. did not have any problem with it scratching off after heat curing. did have a little bit of splatter, but i think it may be just my airbrush, have a cheap-o, will be getting a better one. thanks again.