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Making Semi-Gloss
Posted by laskdjn on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:29 AM

So, I have gloss and matte varnish, can I make semi-gloss just by mixing the two?

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:31 PM

Yes, as long as the two are compatible with each other.  I do this all the time to make all levels of gloss.

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Posted by laskdjn on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:48 PM

Awesome, both are Vallejo's acrylic varnishes.  So, what would be a good ratio of matte to gloss for say, the semi-gloss on a late 70's F-4 Phantom?

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:58 AM

Several mfgs of clear urethane varnish make a semi-matt in both regular can and spray can. I have used it over models, and it works fine.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:27 AM

Don Stauffer

Several mfgs of clear urethane varnish make a semi-matt in both regular can and spray can. I have used it over models, and it works fine.

 

Yeah that^^^

Don't waste your time mixing gloss clearcoat with flat clearcoat to get a semi-gloss finish. Buy semi-gloss clearcoat instead. There are several mfgs that carry semi-gloss clearcoat paint in both rattle can or bottles.

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Posted by laskdjn on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:02 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Don Stauffer

Several mfgs of clear urethane varnish make a semi-matt in both regular can and spray can. I have used it over models, and it works fine.

 

 

 

Yeah that^^^

Don't waste your time mixing gloss clearcoat with flat clearcoat to get a semi-gloss finish. Buy semi-gloss clearcoat instead. There are several mfgs that carry semi-gloss clearcoat paint in both rattle can or bottles.

 

 

Why go to the trouble to go out and buy it if I can just put a 50/50 mix of matte and gloss varnish in my airbrush and run with it?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:23 PM

There's not a whole lot in those Vallejo bottles compared to Model Master's own semi-gloss clearcoat bottles. Not to mention, rattle can last a lot longer IF you buy Rustoleum's brand semi-gloss clearcoat. I look at the perceptive of having a steady supply in rattle can or bottles.

Not to mention also, the consistency of getting the same even shine clearcoat of semi-gloss ratio between mixing gloss and flat clearcoats. I'd rather shoot straight up semi-gloss clearcoat out of a single bottle or rattle can knowing it's going to give me an even shine clearcoat as opposed to an uneven shine clearcoat.

But hey, each to his own......

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Posted by laskdjn on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:41 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

There's not a whole lot in those Vallejo bottles compared to Model Master's own semi-gloss clearcoat bottles. Not to mention, rattle can last a lot longer IF you buy Rustoleum's brand semi-gloss clearcoat. I look at the perceptive of having a steady supply in rattle can or bottles.

Not to mention also, the consistency of getting the same even shine clearcoat of semi-gloss ratio between mixing gloss and flat clearcoats. I'd rather shoot straight up semi-gloss clearcoat out of a single bottle or rattle can knowing it's going to give me an even shine clearcoat as opposed to an uneven shine clearcoat.

But hey, each to his own......

 

Fair enough

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