Testor's paint. Remember the cost?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by EngineerKyle, May 8, 2006.

  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi Crew,

    Regarding the little bottles of Testor’s Paint;

    Can you remember the lowest price you ever paid for one? Take a minute to share what your earliest recollection of the cost of your first bottle. Maybe it would be fun to include where you where then, and your current age (give or take)

    For me?


    Utica, MI


    Along those lines, anyone care to figure out how much a gallon of that stuff costs now?
  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    My first bottle of Testors was $.15 in Columbus,Ohio.I am 58.
    As a side note I didn't use Testor's paint all that much..I used Flo-Quail.
  3. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I recall fifteen cents and I think a dime.

    All I ever found them good for was smearing up models
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Gil,The secrete in using Testors paint is to thin it before using it..Other wise its to thick.
  5. Harpo

    Harpo Member

    10 cents a bottle. Milwaukee Wisconsin, about 1955, purchased at Horky's Pharmacy, 57th & Vliet St. I was about 12 at the time...making me now...ahhh you do the math, I can't stand the answer.

  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    19 cents a bottle, 1973 in Randallstown, MD, I was 13 at the time. I remember because some kid had successfully sued them for pricing them too high. They never went down from there but, oh well.:thumb:
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    10 cents a bottle still using some 15 centers and 10 cent pactra:)
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    15 cents-Madison, WI. ca. 1965-16 years old at the time. Loved to build plastic fighter planes. I still got an F104 waiting to be built...

    Gus (LC&P).

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