What kind of paints are Fire Scale Colors

FSC paints are solvent-based acrylic paints (similar to cellulose, but different), which dry with a matte finish and require varnish coating.

As they are solvent based, they need to be applied over a suitable primer.

What colors are there?

We can make almost any color of a car, motorcycle, truck or agricultural / industrial machine produced 1: 1 available since the late 1960s (some cases until the late 1940s).

It can be difficult to get some colors from historic racing cars, but with pictures and appropriate information, we can do our best to help you with access to the worldwide database of colors and car brands.

Not! All paints are marketed ready for use in airbrush, they are developed with a suitable dilution for airbrush with nozzle 0.15 mm upwards.

Additional thinner is available for that modeler who wants to thin it out to do pre-shading.

We do not recommend diluting our paint, the extra thinner will increase the possibility of affecting (eating) the plastic.

If you're not sure, try it out first.

Yes, we always recommend using a primer, as the paints are solvent based, it is recommended to apply the primer (resin) before applying the base color, this seals the plastic and creates a layer for the paint to adhere.

Note: Our primers support all types of paint, being developed for specifically for our colors.

Our products are developed and tested to be compatible with the products of our brand, which we recommend that you test first on a separate piece with products from other brands.

Contact us to see if we can obtain the color, providing as much information as possible.

Provide us with the following information whenever possible;

Brand: ex.- Audi (required)
Color name: - ex. Blue Pearl
Color code: Ex. YR536P
Model - A6
Year of manufacture - 2003

Note: A Google search can usually help you get color codes and names.

How do you get the exact color?

Colors are formatted using a color database that guarantees a perfect reproduction of the original color, this worldwide database is constantly updated with new color formulas.

We always recommend applying our colors, primers and varnishes with thin layers and drying between them for approximately 1 minute with a pressure never exceeding 1.5 bar.

Drying times vary how each layer is applied, our colors and primer have a drying time of approximately 30 minutes if applied as recommended, 2K varnish has a drying time of 24 hours and 1k varnish of approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

In all orders, all painting instructions are sent.

Well, we have two types of varnishes, 1K and 2K, both were developed for our paints.

Varnish 1K, is a "work" varnish that we recommend its use before applying the decals, being a "work" varnish it will not protect the model and should be applied in very thin layers, in case of applying after the decals you should testing on a separate piece, some decal marks may react.

Varnish 2, it is a work and protection varnish, it is a complete varnish with UV protection and self-leveling, ideal for a beginner in modeling and requires a mixture of three components in a ratio of 2 to 1.

Example: 2K Varnish - 4ml (30 drops) Varnish + 2ml (10 drops) Thinner + 2ml (10 drops) Activator, recommended dose for a 1:24 scale model.

We recommend our Cleaners are developed to clean and lubricate the airbrush, but you can use acetone to clean the tools (never use cellulose thinner or alcohol).

Cleaner soft - For regular use.
Cleaner Medium - For use when the airbrush has some dirt or parts stuck with dry paint.
Cleaner Strong - For use when the airbrush is extremely dirty and many parts are stuck with very dry paint.

Since the ink is supplied pre-diluted, the solvents may evaporate over time.

The tests carried out on our packaging indicate approximately 12 months. If the solvent has evaporated, you can add more diluent to bring the paint back to its original state or contact us to solve the problem.

Keeping the ink in a cool, dry environment will prolong its life.
We also recommend buying only small amounts of ink at once, instead of buying and storing in bulk for long periods of time.

note: If the solvent evaporates less than the time tested, contact us.

Why glass bottles?

It is the packages that offer us the guarantee that our products maintain quality for as long as possible without undergoing changes and our lids are anti-vapor, so we recommend that you keep the bottles tightly closed.

Can the FSC polishing masses be applied directly?

Our polishing masses are vegetable masses and developed to be applied manually without the need for machines, but they must be applied on models protected with 2K varnish or a resistant protective varnish, never apply the masses directly to the paint.

Putty putty how are they applied?

Our doughs were developed by a team of experienced engineers and we recommend that they be applied with thin layers and let them dry between them, the drying time varies between 1 and a half minutes and 3 minutes depending on the dough.

How long after can putty masses be sanded?

It varies in the way they are applied, but applied as recommended, they can be sanded approximately 20 minutes after the last coat.

Can the putty be diluted?

Yes, our pasta can be diluted with acetone, do not use alcohol or thinner.

What is the durability of puty pasta?

Our packaging and masses were tested with a maximum time of approximately 6 months after opening.

Note: In case of drying before the time tested, contact us.

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