Interruption- Aerosol Cans?

Just got an email from HLJ.

“Thank you for your recent order with HobbyLink Japan.

We noticed that your order included one or more products that are packaged as aerosol spray cans. Unfortunately, we were recently informed by the Japanese post office that our packaging for shipping spray cans did not meet the necessary marking and packaging regulations involved in shipping products of this type. After a review, we’ve determined that taking the proper steps to meet those guidelines will be economically impractical given the value of the merchandise. As such, we regret to inform you that we will no longer be able to ship products packaged as aerosol sprays, and have removed this item
or items from your order.As your order had already been processed for payment and shipping, we’ll be refunding your credit card or PayPal account for the portion of your order represented by the spray products, and the shipping costs related to them.

Because so many of our customers hope to purchase these otherwise hard-to-find, high-quality sprays, we’re currently exploring other options (such as bulk or ocean cargo shipping) that may make it possible to order them again in the future. But for now, we’ve had to drop them from our catalog.
We’re quite disappointed that we’ve had to take this step, and we’re sure you are, too. Nevertheless, as always, we thank you very much for your support of HLJ and request your understanding on this matter.
HobbyLink Japan”

Looks like I’ll be using Tamiya’s clear flat/gloss finishes from here on! So much for it being a complete myth, huh?

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  1. #1 by AstrayP03 on October 6, 2009 - 03:29

    o.O they were serious about that? Whoa. Means i gotta use my surfacer sparingly d >.<

  2. #2 by Tonzo on October 6, 2009 - 05:23

    It was only a matter of time really. Most countries have strict regulations about shipping falmmable and compressed goods.

    My local model shop caries Mr Top Coat and Mr Super Clear if that’s what you were after. Maybe you should check with GS&M.

  3. #3 by Tonzo on October 6, 2009 - 05:24

    flammable. damn dsylexia.

  4. #4 by GUNDAM GUY on October 6, 2009 - 11:15

    So is true after all. I often rely heavily on those surfacers. I better stock up fast.

    If I have to use my airbrush to prime my kit, thats is just so much trouble… Not looking forward to that at all.

  5. #5 by rockleelotus on October 7, 2009 - 15:30

    that sucks! i should have bought some a couple months ago… oh well, must look elsewhere now.

  6. #6 by Gunduck on October 8, 2009 - 01:34

    I’ve been expecting this to happen with HLJ for a while now, since the same thing happened with R10
    Looks like I got my latest order just in the nick of time

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