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Mr.Color - Lacquer / Acrylic. Are they Same?
newnikonian
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:20 AM UTC
May be this is a stupid question. but here goes...

I ordered Lacquer and received the bottles.

The outer ones are my old stock and the inner ones are the new ones. The numbers look same. But the Cap looks different. Are they same?

Thanks in advance. I heard even if they are acrylic we can thin using Mr.color Lacquer thinner it seems. But just want to confirm what I received is indeed Lacquer paint.
viper29_ca
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 11:54 AM UTC
I would think they are the same.

Mr. Color = Lacquer

Gunze = Acrylic.

Open the new ones up and have a smell...you will know for sure if they are lacquer or not. Likely just a change of the cover.
newnikonian
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:17 PM UTC
Hi Scot, Thanks for the quick reply.

And yah, they have the same toxic smell

Have a Great Day.
Mukund
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:27 PM UTC
As far as I knew, those with that strange cap should have been the lacquer ones, but apparently I'm wrong

Anyway, if they work as the Tamiya paints, you can also dilute the acrilyc paints using the Gunze lacquer thinner. Your finish will look even better and smoother

cheers
Phil_H
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 06:56 PM UTC
The caps changed a couple of years ago. The paint inside is still the same though (essentially lacquer).

If I recall correctly, the cap change coincided with the labelling change to the aqueous acrylic range.
newnikonian
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 08:41 AM UTC
Thanks everyone for the replies.
Have a Great Day
Mukund
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 08:53 AM UTC
these are lacquers. their acrylics is called Mr. Hobby.