Flat Rubber 1/4 oz

This is a 1/4oz (7.5ml) glass jar of Enamel Paint from Testors.

Testors Flat Rubber 1/4 oz Hobby and Model Enamel Paint #1183t
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  • Testors Product Number: 1183T
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Spotlight Review

"Decent simulation of rubber coloring."
This particular color does a decent job of simulating older rubber, for a more modern rubber it is a bit on the brown side. For vintage components like aircraft tires it will do the job, but for a more modern piece of equipment like a rubber hose found on a more modern car you have to add a darker hue such as flat black in order to make the color a bit darker to get the proper appearance. This particular paint is marketed as being flat, but in my experience with the paint it tends to be more of a semi-gloss finish, so if you want the true flat appearance you will likely have to apply a flat finishing coat onto it in order to make it appear appropriately flat. Out of the jar it tends to have the vintage coloring for rubber, but the finish appears a bit new compared to the color, but as I said that is easy to fix by applying a flat top-coat.

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  • Made of enamel and are flammable and toxic..
  • Can be used for Models: Ceramic, Plastic, Leathe Household: Stone, Metal, Styrofoa Crafts: Wax, Glass, Pape Figures: Fabric, Wood.
  • Not recommended for: vinyl, polyethylene or polypropylene plastics..
  • Excellent for either brush painting or air brushing if thinned..
  • Covers well, flows smoothly with no blushing or fading, and can b blended easily..
  • Jar will not accept standard airbrush lid..
  • Cleans up with enamel thinner #1148..
  • Contains No Lead..


  • Testors Product Number: 1183T


One 1/4oz (7.5ml) jar of Enamel Gloss Red

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Paint Brush or Airbrush to apply to model.
  • Eye, Lung and Skin protection.
  • Enamel Thinner
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I bought to use for belts, hoses etc. and unfortunately this is not really a good representation of rubber, it's way too brown. I found Tamiya rubber color paint and I feel it's much more accurate.

"Good Flat Rubber Coloring,Need a Larger Bottle"
davidnweber (Del Rio, Tx)
This paint is good at mimicking an older tire that is exposed to the elements. It just needs to come in 1/2 oz. like other paints are offered from Testors. If looking for a newer tire color, go with flat black.

"A better burnt umber"
This is a better burnt umber than burnt umber, and can be used anywhere you'd previously have used a now-discontinued railroader's flat roof brown.


  • Keep out of the reach of children..
  • Highly Flammable Paint..
  • Brush large areas in one direction..
  • Paint dries to touch in one hour..
  • For Glosscote, use TESR3161..
  • For 3oz spray can, use TESR2402..

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