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Aug 18, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Old days.


Came across a box of small bottles of TESTORS paints. Prices on the caps range from 15c to 40c and most seem to still be liquid. A lot of boats under the bridge painted with them.
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Aug 18, 2019, 05:38 PM
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So hard to believe they have not dried out. That would be prices from the late 1960s - early 1970s.

I still remember paying 79 cents for Testors spray paint. I think I spray-painted my pet dinosaur with it.
Aug 18, 2019, 05:49 PM
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You had a pet dinosaur.

You are old.

I only had a pet kangaroo.
Aug 18, 2019, 06:06 PM
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Just painted something with the yellow and it was fine. That was a late 40c bottle.
Aug 18, 2019, 06:43 PM
Chuck
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I too have several bottles from that era. Amazing how it will keep so well as long as bottle is sealed.
Aug 18, 2019, 11:50 PM
Me and a guy with a mustache
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You had a pet dinosaur.

You are old.

I only had a pet kangaroo.
I only had a cat...
Aug 19, 2019, 04:37 AM
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I had a model of a parakeet when I was about 10 yrs ,that I painted with Testors model paint I talked to it but it never talked back. My parents took pity on me and got me a real one.
Aug 19, 2019, 06:40 AM
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We were poor-I had a pet rock (its now $100 on Ebay)...
...the secret to the little Testor's bottle is, don't shake them-open and mix with a toothpick like a paint stick in a gallon can-this way you don't get paint on the cap and jar lid-"dip" the paint out-don't pour. And when done take paper towel and solvent and wipe jar rim and inside of cap. Don't store upside down or sideways..preserve that waxed cap seal and they'll last forever.
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Aug 19, 2019, 08:17 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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I've got a bunch of those old ones also. I find that lighter fluid works best on bringing back some of the ones that are a bit thicker than the others.
Aug 19, 2019, 08:42 AM
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Haha-lighter fluid...also a thing of the "old days"
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Aug 19, 2019, 08:46 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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It still makes for a great brush cleaner.
Aug 24, 2019, 01:21 PM
"Take the Cannollis"
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I found that use of lighter fluid produced a flat finish.


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