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Thinning nail polish

Published: June 1, 2004
Q: I've been painting and practicing with a Paasche airbrush. I want to use nail polish because of the variety of colors, but my first attempt did not work well. The paint came out too thick and the result was a very heavy coat of paint with severe orange peel. Since the nail polish was enamel, I thinned it with mineral spirits, which did nothing to the paint, and actually make it separate. Can you tell me how to use and thin this paint? To read the answer to this question, become a subscriber today and get all the benefits Scale Auto has to offer!
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