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Sealing decals on aluminium finish
sneakypete
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Armed Forces Pacific, United States
Joined: June 10, 2006
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 03:22 AM UTC
Im getting ready to paint my TU-95 (which has followed me for the past 15 years of moving). This is my first attempt at a metalic finish. I have some Alcad II Polished Aluminium that I will be laying on it. Now the questions...
Whats the best way to prime for this type of paint?
Best way to seal the decals?
Can I 'Future' the whole plane, or will it ruin the paint job?

I've done some searches online but havn't found anything. Thanks in advance for your help.

-Dan
lampie
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 03:27 AM UTC
Hi Dan.
For priming under Alclad I use Tamiya Gloss Black Acrylic.
I Future the Alclad before and after decalling, and it doesnt effect the paint job.

Hope this helps.
Nige
sneakypete
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Armed Forces Pacific, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 07:27 AM UTC
Thanks Nige, It seems like that will work out for me.
-Dan
sgtreef
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 01:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Dan.
For priming under Alclad I use Tamiya Gloss Black Acrylic.
I Future the Alclad before and after decalling, and it doesnt effect the paint job.

Hope this helps.
Nige



That is a Kick ass Thunderbolt Nige.

Really kicks it and i n 1/72 even better.