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Lacquer over acrylic????
swede82
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Alabama, United States
Joined: October 24, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC
I've used Mission Models acrylics on a 1/48th B-24. Shot it with the semi gloss clear and decal-ed then re shot with the semi gloss clear. Not too bad except for the thinner/paint mathematics. Mixed and shot the clear flat. The stuff is like trying to shoot Elmers glue no matter the amount of thinner or re mix with their poly additive. Now my question, can I just mist coat with Tamiya Flat lacquer rattle can? Anyone had this problem and how did it work out???
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 02:39 PM UTC
My opinion would be yes,I have used both Testors and Alclad Lacquer Flat over acrylics with no problem.Make sure basecoat is fully cured.
Scarred
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 04:10 PM UTC
Testors Dullcote spray can is my go to clear, both flat and gloss. I haven't had any issues painting over acrylics.
swede82
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 02:24 AM UTC
Gentlemen, I appreciate the quick answers. And they are what I was hoping for. I have been reluctant about using acrylics as I am old enough to be OLD SCHOOL. But, the painting went well overlooking the slight problem with the clear I will be trying it some more! Have a great day and stay healthy !!!
Scarred
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
I switched to acrylics a couple years ago and it just literally dawned on me that I built my first kit with my terminally ill dad 50 years ago this month, it was a birthday gift from him. I used enamel and lacquer most of that time. Used Testors, Pactra, Humbrol. Watched the arrival of Testors model master line, the demise of Pactra and the rise of the acrylics. There was a learning curve switching to acrylics and I still make mistakes.