Episode 119 19 Make A Paint Mixer

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks and Happy New Year to you all,
    This first episode of Gormo`s Shed for 2019 is based upon a tip I had from Ray.
    Ray has passed on quite a few tips and information now and he is gracious enough to allow them to be posted on this forum.
    The tip that came through this time was in fact a link to a YouTube video which showed how to make a paint mixer for model paints using a Jigsaw and a Quick Clamp. It`s extremely simple and if your Jigsaw will accept the bar of a small Quick Clamp, it`s probably easier and better than the method I have used.



    The problem for me was that my Jigsaw won`t accept the the thickness of the bar on a mini Quick Clamp, so I had to come up with another way of doing it.
    I have employed and modified an electric knife that was bought for another purpose and it didn`t work out. Never mind it`s working now for this project and here it is below.



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    Hi Gormo.

    A reasonable success there. Maybe the paint just needs a fraction of thinners in it to help break it down a bit. I think the actual method principle is fine. Thanks to Ray as well for highlighting it and sharing it. :thumbs::tophat:

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  3. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Certainly a safer method of doing it with the tin/bottle closed rather than the 'small motor with a paddle on it' paint stirrers where you're more likely to end up wearing the paint than making it useable. You'd still need to strain it if you intended using it in an airbrush though, just in case there were still small bits of 'gunk' in there .
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    Yes Toto,
    That`s probably worth a go for sure.
    I think the best way forward also, is to open the container and check what condition the paint is in before mixing.
    It may speed things up a little in the end.
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    Thanks Keith,
    An important point made there re straining before hitting the airbrush with it.:thumbs:
    Speaking of air brushing.....my compressor has just packed it in........Oh well it was a cheapy and has been going for about 16 years.?
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    Update
    Ray has just sent me another idea regarding the paint mixing via YouTube. I will quote him below.


    " For old tins I would recommend breaking up the goo at the bottom with an old screwdriver, then pop in a couple of ball bearings to help break up the old stuff (Ball bearings are used in aerosol paint cans to help mix the paint)."

    It`s obvious when you know...?????.......why didn`t I think of that..?????.....Thanks Ray

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