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    September, 2017
Clear Coat
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:42 AM

I am building my first car kit - a Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 911 GT3 - and I was wondering what the best clear coat to use was. I have: Testors Glosscote, Tamiya TS-13, and future. I am fine with getting something else, but I would prefer to use something that I have on hand.


  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:31 AM

I'm a big fan of Future.  Finish coated this little 1:200 scale Hasegawa 737 with Future.



  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:38 AM

I love Testors Glosscoat!  It is my goto glosscoat.  Get the lacquer version, though.  They do an enamel version- takes forever to dry.  The lacquer version is just as glossy but dries quickly.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:45 PM

Nice 737, how did you apply the future? Did you airbrush it?


  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:47 AM

I like the Tamiya spray clearcoat if I used Tamiya TS paints on the body.

As for Future, most people spray it on with an airbrush, but I mix 1 part Simple Green with 3 parts Future and Brush it on with a large soft brush.  Work fast so it will level itself out before drying.  It goes on thin enough that you won't see any green tint.




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