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After 50 years of building models, I have inhaled all kinds of paint fumes(from Pactra to Hataka).  I know inhaleing all these fumes is not healthy, akin to sniffing glue.  I am just wondering whar people think is the most "pleasent" smelling paint fume?  Enamels seem to be the stinkest, that is why I just use acrylics now.  Some paints if I get a whiff of I can tell what lthe brand of paint is.  I can always tell if Polly-S acrylic, Tamiya acryilic, Humbrol enamall or Vallejo acryiic is being used.  The paint fume that I most pleasent to smell is Vallejo, smells like there is perfume in the paint.  So, what paint do you find the "stinkest" smelling to the most "pleasent" smelling?

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Personally, I've never thought of them as smelling pleasant; just stronger or not so strong. And, I've always used enamels and lacquers which have the heaviest fumes.

That said, I do have a "fondness" for the smell of paints, thinners, and glues; but I think it's simply because I associate them with the fun of model building; not with any direct olfactory stimulation.

To paraphrase Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now"...."I love the smell of Dull Coat in the morning"....:smiley2:

 

GIL :cool:

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I'm with you Gil.  I really am not fond of any paint fumes, but if I had to choose one it is the alcohol based ones. My family is full of people who work in hospitals and I associate the smell of alcohol with visiting them in their work place.  Unfortunately, over the years I have "sniffed" a fair amount of paint fumes and have kind of become "nose blind" to them.  I know because when I am sitting in my shop, oblivious to the smell and my wife comes out and comments on the strong odor of paint. 

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4 hours ago, PeteJ said:

I'm with you Gil.  I really am not fond of any paint fumes, but if I had to choose one it is the alcohol based ones. My family is full of people who work in hospitals and I associate the smell of alcohol with visiting them in their work place.  Unfortunately, over the years I have "sniffed" a fair amount of paint fumes and have kind of become "nose blind" to them.  I know because when I am sitting in my shop, oblivious to the smell and my wife comes out and comments on the strong odor of paint. 

Hi Pete,

I tried making models upstairs.  But my wife has put a stop to that.  I am stinking up the house and I got banished to the basement.

 

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That's why "Gil World" is in the garage! :dry:

 

GIL :cool:

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5 hours ago, ghodges said:

That's why "Gil World" is in the garage! :dry:

 

GIL :cool:

 

6 hours ago, ju52junk said:

Hi Pete,

I tried making models upstairs.  But my wife has put a stop to that.  I am stinking up the house and I got banished to the basement.

 

Yup, me too Gil.  MBP(Models By Pete) is in my own single car garage.  

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I'm like you two Gil and Pete. Only I have one room of a two-bedroom condo that my wife orders me to keep shut.

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