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Oil weathering - is Dullcote enough to protect acrylic

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  • From: Albany, New York
Oil weathering - is Dullcote enough to protect acrylic
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:55 AM

I plan to use oil paints on a T-34 I am starting.  On my last tank, I only clear gloss coated where the decals went, then used Testor's Dullcote in the rattle can over the whole model.  I did not use oils on that tank.

Will this be enough to protect the acrylic paint underneath, or should I gloss coat the entire model before Dullcote?  I use odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa) to thin the oils.

Thanks,

D

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:06 AM

You don't need anything to protect Acrylic paints from oil washes.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:18 AM

Bish

You don't need anything to protect Acrylic paints from oil washes.

 

Well, that is good to know.  One less thing to worry about.

Thanks Bish,

D

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:32 AM

I sort of disagree. While you don't need it, having a clear finish allows idiots like me to wipe off poor applications and try again.

But if I go rubbing at wash over a base coat, I'll lose the base coat too.

It's always a good idea to experiment on a crap model. I have a few of those around. My usual method is to use turpenoid based washes over an acrylic clear coat.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:01 PM

GMorrison

I sort of disagree. While you don't need it, having a clear finish allows idiots like me to wipe off poor applications and try again.

But if I go rubbing at wash over a base coat, I'll lose the base coat too.

It's always a good idea to experiment on a crap model. I have a few of those around. My usual method is to use turpenoid based washes over an acrylic clear coat.

 

That is a good point.  I have a tendency to "mess things up", and will undoubtedly have to rub off some of the wash.  No harm in adding the gloss coat, just an extra step.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, July 17, 2017 12:37 AM

Also without a clearcoat the oils may stain the paint and not wash down properly.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:08 AM

A gloss coat allows the washes to flow more easily. But it will not allow for any "dot filters" as those alter the base color best over a flat coat.

 

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