Has anyone else got a material that they can no longer get or would be too expensive to replace.

flimzy

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For me it’s my super solder and acid flux I’ve have since 1990. It’s lasted me for years but I dread the day it runs out. I have all my normal silver solders and my lead free solders . But this zink super solder has never turned up on any search. Maybe it’s just not made anymore.
Do any of you have thing or materials that you have a limited supply of
 
I bought a can of mother mag aluminium polish a few months back for more than twice the cost I bought it last time. This is something I use a lot, it has become very expensive!
crazy times we live in
 
Krylon Shadow Gray spray paint for the body of Star Trek Phaser IIs.

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I purchased a case of 10 cans, about 15 years ago, and have 6 cans left; amazingly, they are still going.
 
I've still got about 1/4 bottle of Johnson's Kleer I bought in the 90's - fantastic clear coat, none of the replacements match it. The original bottle succumbed to UV deterioration some years ago...
The product I miss the most was the original Fairy Power Spray - was THE BEST safe on everything, unsmelly paint removal gunk ever. The formulation changed 10 years ago and how it's just detergent....
 
Model Master Paints- both spray and bottle. I love these paints and dread when they are gone. Personally I do not care much for the modern Acrylic blends, I started building models in the sixties and know how to push enamels and get the results I want.
I have a 1:350 K'Tinga I want to paint MM Metallic Steel (I like the look instead of the typical green), not sure if I have enough left to do this or not.
 
I have some 3/4" thick 5 foot walnut boards from 15-20 years ago... hardwood is so pricey now I don't want to use it till I can improve my carpentry skills and I have no idea how long it will be till I can do that!
 
Model Master Paints- both spray and bottle. I love these paints and dread when they are gone. Personally I do not care much for the modern Acrylic blends, I started building models in the sixties and know how to push enamels and get the results I want.
I have a 1:350 K'Tinga I want to paint MM Metallic Steel (I like the look instead of the typical green), not sure if I have enough left to do this or not.
I was gonna mention those in this thread! I have 1/4 of a can of their metallizer Aluminum plate, and have had the can since at least 2014. I have barely used it, and now as said down to 1/4 or so. I love the stuff. Will definitely be sad when I finally use it up.
 
Never say never... ha!
Just think on that...

I'm pretty certain that, if I can find it, Coombs 'All Game' epoxy putty will be much more expensive than the $20 bucks I paid for the original 2-qt kit...
But it is the *BEST* epoxy putty ever... far beyond ol' Milliput.
Cheers! Robert
 
I have some 3/4" thick 5 foot walnut boards from 15-20 years ago... hardwood is so pricey now I don't want to use it till I can improve my carpentry skills and I have no idea how long it will be till I can do that!

A friend of mine goes around and looks for furniture that people are throwing out. He's found several oak and walnut desks. He has a bandsaw, planer, and jointer so he's able to cut them apart and use the wood. I don't have either of those yet, or I'd do the same! They usually aren't refinishable, so he's not ruining anything.
 
Latex accelerator. It is something that I bought from a store that may not exist anymore. It actually speeds up the curing of latex rubber. The ingredients are not listed, so the contents are a guess. It came as a powder to be mixed with water.
 
Latex accelerator. It is something that I bought from a store that may not exist anymore. It actually speeds up the curing of latex rubber. The ingredients are not listed, so the contents are a guess. It came as a powder to be mixed with water.
I don't know if this would help as it depends how your are using your latex. but if your stippling or using latex for texture a spritzer with vinegar in it sets latex instantly. We had to make a large water proof grass scene model for a movie (latex and wood chippings in shade of green)
I'd throw a hand full on the deck then spritz it and bang its cured.
there is a thickening agent ? do you mean that.
 
That's not what I have, but thank you for an additional technique.

This stuff starts out as some kind of salt and dissolves in water. It is clear and has no smell. I was using it to accelerate molds. It cut the curing time to roughly half.

I can't remember if I got it from Kit Kraft or Burman's
 

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