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Can Mr.Top Coat(Spray) or Mr.Super Clear(Spray) be used over Testors brush Enamel?

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  • Member since
    February 2021
  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Can Mr.Top Coat(Spray) or Mr.Super Clear(Spray) be used over Testors brush Enamel?
Posted by TheModeler on Saturday, February 6, 2021 5:30 PM

Hello all,I was just doing my first model(An AMT '69 Yenko Camaro )completely with brush painting Testors Gloss Enamel,and not-too long ago I found that you need claercoat for Enamels.So I looked,I heard that Testors Lacquer Flat clear spray was good,but they were unavailable and I kept looking around and I found 2 Gunze brand coats,1 was Mr.Super Clear,and 1 was Mr.Top Coat.Links below:

MR.TOPCOAT:(https://rb.gy/2s9ogf)

MR.SUPER CLEAR:(https://rb.gy/rnwmxg)

So if you know if these'll work with Testors Enamel,or something that is better and in stock,it would be great if you could respond!

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:27 AM

I spray clear enamel, acrylic, lacquer and acrylic lacquer over Testors enamels and other paints without any issues. You can always test on spare parts if unsure.

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  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:24 AM

plasticjunkie

I spray clear enamel, acrylic, lacquer and acrylic lacquer over Testors enamels and other paints without any issues. You can always test on spare parts if unsure.

 

YesThanks for the tips!Also,is there a specific one you favor that goes well over Testors?

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:06 PM

Test it and report back.

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  • Member since
    February 2021
  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:50 PM

Test what?I haven't bought anything yet!All I want to know is what you guys reccomend!

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:00 PM

Pretty much any of the clear coats made for models will go well over any paint, as long as its coming from a rattle can or an airbrush.  I have used a bunch of different kinds, but the Mr. Super Clear line works really well for rattle can clear coats.  For airbrushing a clear coat, I'm using the clear coats from MRP paints.  Just got a bottle of Alclad Flat Clear that I'll be trying soon too.  I used Testors Dull Cote and Gloss Cote for years, but the Dull Cote just isn't flat enough for me anymore.  So, as you can see, you have to experiment and find what works best for you.  There aren't really any compatibility issues you have to worry about, since atomized clear coats from a rattle can or airbrush generally don't go on wet enough to start attacking the paint underneath them.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:33 PM

TheModeler

 

 
plasticjunkie

I spray clear enamel, acrylic, lacquer and acrylic lacquer over Testors enamels and other paints without any issues. You can always test on spare parts if unsure.

 

 

 

YesThanks for the tips!Also,is there a specific one you favor that goes well over Testors?

 

They all work equally very well .

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    February 2021
  • From: Silverton,Oregon,USA
Posted by TheModeler on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:01 PM

Eaglecash867

There aren't really any compatibility issues you have to worry about, since atomized clear coats from a rattle can or airbrush generally don't go on wet enough to start attacking the paint underneath them.

 

Thank you guys so much!I will now start looking for one that seems to be a good deal.I never would've known this!

Thanks,TheModeler(Novice Mode{Just for nowWink})

ON THE BENCH(My first ones):

-1:25 AMT/Round2 1969 Yenko Camaro(40% done)

-1:32 AMT/Round2 '63 Corvette Stingray(0% DoneGeeked)

-1:72 Atlantis Models Bell UH-1B Gunship Helicopter(20% done)

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:43 PM

Hello!

Some time ago I wanted to get a clear from Gunze sice I liked their "Mr Surfacer" spray so much. So I have bought "Super Clear" - since it's so super, I thought - but on the can it says the stuff is so hot that it attacks decals and is also too hot to put on top of their "H" line of paints, only works with their "C" line of paints.

So I have bought their "Top Coat" and used it with decals and on various paints (can't remember if I used it together with Testors).

As with a gloss clear coat you sometimes have to apply it pretty wet to get the gloss you want, I'd recommend the "Top Coat" line here, as it is the less aggressive one of the two.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:29 PM

Heh...I guess I should have read the warning label on the can.  But, not having read it, I applied it over decals prior to a wash and had no issues with it attacking the decals or the paint.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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