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      Post #74393, posted on 02-03-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I've been using Krylon rattle can spray for gloss white as it doesn't yellow over time but as with all spray can paints, the coats are too thick. I've tried the Testors square bottle white in the past airbrushed but the finish turned yellow over time and looks like crap. Anyone have a good recommendation on a good gloss white paint to use for air brushing? Let me know when able. Thanks all for your help

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      Post #74395, posted on 02-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Model Master flat white, followed by 2-3 coats of Model Master gloss Classic White. Be sure to use their thinner. Whitest white I've ever used. I have models painted over 20 years ago that still look like they were painted yesterday.

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      Post #74396, posted on 02-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I only use automotive paint when painting white, it doesn't yellow.

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      Post #74397, posted on 02-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Tamiya "White Fine Surface Primer" rattle cans yield great results if applied in four thin layers
      that you allow to thorougly dry before applying the next layer.
      After the fourth layer you can wet-sand (8000-12000 grid) and polish (14000 grid) it to the degree wanted.

      It does not yellow.

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      Post #74401, posted on 02-04-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I agree with Christian about the Tamiya white primer but....I skip most of the sanding and go straight to painting TS-26 Pure White over the primer. Yes its a rattle can and not cheap, but I almost never have any "issues" with TS-26 :-)

      Ken

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      Post #74407, posted on 02-05-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I also use Ken's method. I decant the paint into small 1 oz jars I buy by the dozen online. If necessary, I dilute it further with Mr Leveling Thinner.

      Ben

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      Post #74408, posted on 02-05-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I usually use automotive acrylic lacquer; rattle cans or touch-up bottles. Chrysler Bright White has worked well for me. It dries fast, retains its "whiteness," and can be over-coated with any other type of paint, without any unpleasant reactions. An automotive lacquer primer is a must when using them. I've also used Tamiya lacquers successfully, too, but they can't be over-coated with clear automotive lacquers, and they're quite expensive.

      -Dana

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      Post #74411, posted on 02-05-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      I also use Krylon but let it sit in hot water for five to ten minutes before you spray it!

      I love it cause you can polish it!

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      Post #74419, posted on 02-05-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Big fan of Tamiya TS-26 rattle can. No yellowing either.

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      Post #74426, posted on 02-06-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Well... interesting topic. If Airliner Modelling tought me one thing, it is that you can find the best stuff and techniques among military modellers. So, when i need a tool/Paint/weathering technique it is always worth checking what the professional guys use - if you then transfer some techniques to airliners, you will make the pace.

      So, in ver few words said: MRP-004 White
      Prethinned airbrush acrylic laquer. No splattering, no needle tip dry, great opacity, dries in less than 10 min, solid and hard enough to withstand a lot and be polished, levels out perfectly when drying.
      Changed my entire paintstock for MRP, never anything else. Sold all tamiya and other stuff.

      and one more thing: dont go for gloss white. always worse opacity then semigloss or flat. ALL MRP paints are semi gloss - when you finish decaling go over with MRP-048 gloss clear.

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      Post #74427, posted on 02-06-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Why spray clear on flat white and take a chance with the clear coat turning yellow over time. Most of the time, it's the clear coat that goes yellow. Spray gloss white on flat white.

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      Post #74431, posted on 02-06-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      There is simply no way to compare military finishes to airliners.
      The one thing that is professionally done is white finish.
      By far the hardest thing to do like......ever!!
      So easy to cover mistakes with weathering.
      The real professional modelers are here on this site!

      Walter

      And donít get me wrong, airliner white whales are sooo boring,
      I much rather do nasty F-4 Phantoms or P-51Dís

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      Post #74448, posted on 02-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Floquil Reefer White, assuming that you can find it. Its simply the best airbrushing white that I've found. It doesn't yellow, and it sprays on beautifully. It also covers extremely well, not needing thick, detail obscuring coats. You can still sometimes find a few bottles on the Bay or Evil, or perhaps languising on the back shelves of your local hobby shop. Grab it if you can.

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      Post #74452, posted on 02-09-2020 GMT-5 hours    
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      Why spray clear on flat white and take a chance with the clear coat turning yellow over time. Most of the time, it's the clear coat that goes yellow. Spray gloss white on flat white.



      This is the reason I only use automotive paint. Automotive 2K clear coat will not turn yellow.

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      Post #74474, posted on 02-12-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for all the help with this. Iíll try the model master white on my next build. Iíve also heard that the Tamiya pure white paint is also good. Anyone had any luck with their white paint?

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      Post #74477, posted on 02-12-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Tamiya is good and so is Gunze GX1 (I think). I'm a great fan of appliance white (UK) or any other good quality car spray paint.
      I have tried MRP recently and wasn't as impressed as I hoped I would be. I found it needs loads of coats to build up any solid colour but on the positive side, it dries really quickly and is pre-thinned.

      Jeff