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So I am trying to clean up my painting area so that I can fit my new air brushing station in somewhere I can use it without contortions, and I came across a chest of drawers that I used to store paints in. As I am shifting away from GW paints to Scale 75, Vallejo, and Reaper, I thought that I could put them into the chest, still there if I need them and organized, but not sprawled all over the place. So I took the drawers out and emptied all the old stuff onto a table, and started checking to see if any were salvage-able. To my surprise, out of 104 assorted bottles of paint, 62 seemed salvage-able, maybe. 42 are dead, dead, dead. All the metallics were extinct, except for Ral Partha Silver... Some of the bottles still had price tags on them, $1.99! wonder when I bought them all... Between c1980 and 1990? When did Floquil stop making those things? And the Ral Partha's likely between 1989 and 1993? Some one had recently posted that they experienced the same issue, and I am wondering if they were able to ressurect anything? I normally use water and flow improver as my thinning agent, and have recently started experimenting with matte medium as well... Anyone have some suggestion? Pics: Man, did they have interesting names for some of those Polly S paints! And odd ideas about colors and creatures! Were flesh is a deep Grey, Dwarf flesh is a pale grey, Ogre flesh is almost aqua (maybe thy meant Merrow?) etc One of the colors that I was able to salvage was my Goblin Flesh! It is an orange color, and all my goblins and hobgoblins have been painted in this color for 30 years! Don't plan on changing.... Thanks for the input all! 8) George Is that the pitter patter of flat goblin feet sneaking around my paint vault I hear?????