Confused about Laquer Paints
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:06 PM
I've never noticed Laquer Paints, but then again, I've never shopped for them neither. Then I read here that you can add color to Laquer Thinner to make what ever color you want.
My question is: Is there Laquer Paints out there? Or is it all Laquer Thinner with color added??
Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:20 PM
I use laquer paints. I don't add any thinner to them. They work pretty good for me , but i'm a rookie at tackle making.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:57 PM
Ask a company that makes them! I cxan't believe its made from thinner with color added because thinner is a breakdown and the properties will not hold -up.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:08 PM
Most laquer paints have been phased out but you can still find some. I use mostly automotive laquer on my lures....I like it cause it dries so quick. You can add a little color to clear laquer to make it more transparent.....but if you add a little color to laquer thinner all your gonna get is thin paint. Don't use any laquer over enamel or it will bust it up.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:16 PM
I'm looking for a good source for laquer as well, any places to buy online?
Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:47 PM
That's where the confusion was, it was "clear lacquer" to mix paints in, not "lacquer thinner". I got it straight now, thank you so much.
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Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:13 AM
I would try http://taxidermy.com They have an extensive selection of excellent laquers and a very helpful staff...plus I like to use the same stuff the taxidermists use to recreate the wildlife. Lacquer is fun, fun, fun. Have it as thin as skim milk and it sprays like a dream, just remember that it is alot more dangerous to work with than acrylics, especially lacquer thinner so have lots of ventilation, keep the open flames to a minimum, follow all the manufactures directions, etc, etc. JIM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:34 AM
We sell a lot of lacquers to the tackle industry and anglers! You can get some very nice results from lacquers. Very versatile paint.
If you are new to painting lacquer, please do as suggested and treat it like you are spraying a toxic substance - 'cause you are! Like Celticav says, lots of ventilation, no open flames, etc...
Not trying to scare you away from lacquer, but I always thought it was better to have a healthy return customer than a dead one-time customer!
Hope this helps!
Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:18 PM
I'm familiar with the hazzards, I have painted in the auto industry before and used Urethanes and Enamels. They have gotten completely away from laquer in that industry and thats why i have not used it before, and also why i didn't know where to find it. Thanks I'll check out your site.
Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:07 PM
Lacquers can still be found. Check the auto paint stores and you can still find some from the old stock. Mostly Urathanes are used now. Dick Nite does have some nice paints. I have used them before and they spray better than most of the other paints that I have used. He will also tell you how to thin it and clean up. I use the Pactra paints that are used for RC Cars. There is not allot of color options but there are enough. Get a respirator. You will use 4 times more thinner than you will paint. But it dries very quickly and you can control it much better.