Tru-Color Paints

PLEASE ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR SPECIAL ORDERED PAINTS

We are pleased to announce Tru-Color Paint Spray Cans will be available starting in September 2020. TCP Spray Cans (Rattle Cans) will have 4.5 oz. of paint per can (1.5 x the amount of current products - so MORE value for the consumer).

EACH 4.5 OZ. can has a Suggested Retail: $9.89.

LSC Price: $6.99/ea. For a limited time, save 30% off retail.

The production schedule for the first 24 colors with the bar codes:
 
TCP-4000  Gloss Black               200316040008    Sept., 2020
TCP-4001  Gloss Finish (Clear)  200316040015     Sept., 2020
TCP-4002  Flat Finish (Clear)     200316040022    Sept., 2020
TCP-4003  Gloss White              200316040039    Sept., 2020
TCP-4004  Matte Rail Brown      200316040046     Oct., 2020
TCP-4005  Matte RR Tie Brown  200316040053   Oct., 2020
TCP-4006  Matte Concrete         200316040060    Oct., 2020
TCP-4007  Matte Dark Red Brick 200316040077    Oct., 2020
TCP-4008  Boxcar Brown           200316040084     Nov., 2020
TCP-4009  Rust                          200316040091     Nov., 2020
TCP-4010  Light Primer              200316040107      Nov., 2020
TCP-4011  Dark Primer               200316040114      Nov., 2020
TCP-4012  Oxide Brown             200316040121      Dec., 2020
TCP-4013  Weathered Black      200316040138      Dec., 2020
TCP-4014  Dust                          200316040145      Dec., 2020
TCP-4015  Dark Blue                 200316040152       Dec., 2020
TCP-4016  Matte Aged Rust      200316040169      Jan., 2021
TCP-4017  Pullman Green         200316040176     Jan., 2021
TCP-4018  Reefer Yellow           200316040183     Jan., 2021
TCP-4019  Matte Earth              200316040190      Jan., 2021
TCP-4020  Boxcar Red              200316040206      Feb., 2021
TCP-4021  Engine Black           200316040213       Feb., 2021
TCP-4022  Matte Dark Rust       200316040220      Feb., 2021
TCP-4023  Matte Roof Brown    200316040237      Feb., 2021
Use the Contact Lone Star Collectibles form at the bottom of your screen to preorder your selections today.

We have Tru-Color Paints! We personally use this product in our LSC Custom Shop and are very pleased with it's performance. We think you will be too!

Our low prices start at $4.79 for a one ounce bottle, regardless of the color. We carry both 1oz. and 2oz. bottles and soon to carry a select amount of the NEW 4.5oz spray cans (rattle cans) coming in September 2020.

THE CHEMISTRY OF TRU-COLOR

All paints are composed of pigments and/or dyes held in a binder (polymer) which adheres to the item being painted suspended or dissolved in a liquid. Some paints are water based (latex type), enamels (lacquer base) and some are solvent based. Polymers used to produce paints can be acrylics, rubber (latex), epoxies, urethane and various others. Polymers form the matrix that the pigments/dyes are dispersed in that allows the color to “stick” to the item being painted. Without the polymers (which by definition are “plastic”) the pigments/dyes would rub off.

TRU-COLOR PAINT IS A SOLVENT BASED PAINT WITH AN ACRYLIC POLYMER USED AS THE BINDING AGENT WHICH ADHERES VERY WELL TO PLASTIC OR METAL MODELS, WHEN THOSE MODELS ARE PROPERLY PREPARED. THE PIGMENTS AND/OR DYES USED TO PRODUCE THE CORRECT COLORS ARE VERY FINELY GROUND SO THAT THEY DO NOT CLOG AIR-BRUSHES.
TO INSURE PROPER ADHESION FOR PLASTIC MODELS – WASH THE MODEL IN MILD SOAPY WATER TO REMOVE RESIDUAL PROCESSING OILS AND DIRT, RINSE THOROUGHLY WITH CLEAN WATER AND LET AIR DRY. IT IS NOW READY TO BE PAINTED. FOR METAL MODELS (BRASS FOR EXAMPLE), SAND BLAST OR TREAT THE METAL SURFACE IN SOME FASHION TO GIVE TRU-COLOR PAINT A PREPARED SURFACE TO ADHERE TO (ed. we have had success using white vinegar to etch the brass surface followed by a warm, soapy bath and allowed to air dry). THEN USE OUR PRIMER, TRU-COLOR PAINT 007 OR 256, AND AIRBRUSH THE MODEL, ALLOW SUFFICIENT DRYING TIME AND THEN PAINT THE MODEL WITH THE DESIRED COLOR(S).

We continue to stock more than 30 products here and will special order any colors we do not have in stock. Go here to see all the products available. See a color you like? Contact us, we may have it in stock. All special order paints ship within 5-7 business days. As we add new products to our webstore, we will be updating color images for your purchasing convenience. Contact us for special order pricing.

All paint products will shipped Haz-Mat compliant. Sorry, no multi-continental sales on paints. Due to restrictive reasons, we only ship our paint products 48CONUS-Ground. No air shipments on paint products. If you purchase other items with your paint order, the entire order ships ground.

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