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geekygamer27 Nov 2020 11:38 p.m. PST

Hi.
I have some old Reaper pre-dropped pots that I would like to rehabilitate.
None are totally solid. The standard colors seem to be more workable with lots of aggitaion and a wee bit of water.

The metalics got wierd though. They separated with cloudy liquid and a lump like a pigmented metallic nucleus. With some proding I can get a liitle on a brush.

Any ideas?

JimDuncanUK28 Nov 2020 5:00 a.m. PST

Thought the recent comments suggested buying a new bottle.

bjporter28 Nov 2020 8:36 a.m. PST

Metallic paints never seem to revive well after long periods of time. I have seen suggestions to use alcohol rather than water with metallics, but I have never tried it myself.

JSchutt28 Nov 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

As I he great philosopher once said, "… let the past die." Though it must be said didn't contribute to the situation in any meaningful way.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2020 12:00 p.m. PST

When paint gets in that condition, it isn't due to solvent evaporating. It's due to polymerization. You can't reverse that.
Break down and buy new paint.

Chuckaroobob01 Dec 2020 10:53 p.m. PST

Well that's a damn shame. The old Gunmetal is a different color than the new dropbottle.

Bummer…

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