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Testors Glosscoat spray laquer?

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    October 2019
Testors Glosscoat spray laquer?
Posted by KenK01 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:49 AM

Any comments, pro or con about this product in 3 oz. spray cans? I've used the bottled product frequently with decent results in an airbrush and was wondering if any of you folks have had experience using the spray cans. I'm primarily looking to use this for prepping models prior to decals, and sealing models for weathering after decals are applied.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:20 AM

I've never used it and wonder why you're asking. It works fine when airbrushed so why mess with success? The spray can is far more expensive and wastes large amounts of it's product. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:33 AM

I always keep a can of both Glosscoat and Dullcoat on hand.  Love the stuff.  Why bother loading up the airbrush, and then cleaning it, when I can just use the cans.

A little tip. Using the dullcoat over chrome plated parts makes them look like aluminum.  Great for mag or aluminum wheels.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:21 AM

Don Stauffer
I always keep a can of both Glosscoat and Dullcoat on hand. Love the stuff. Why bother loading up the airbrush, and then cleaning it, when I can just use the cans.

I agree.

I don't use them a lot, but like Don I always have a can of both on the shelf for the reason Don said, plus the occasional quick spray.

Before I got a proper airbrush for clear coating, I would have to say that the rattle can gloss provided a more reliable finish, as well.

Good, reliable product that I've trusted for decades.

-Greg

  • Member since
    October 2019
Posted by KenK01 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:28 AM

jeffpez

I've never used it and wonder why you're asking. It works fine when airbrushed so why mess with success? The spray can is far more expensive and wastes large amounts of it's product. 

 

Good question. And I agree with your logic. I was primarily interested in using the spray cans simply for the convenience of not having to load up the airbrush, and then clean it up afterwards. I also thought it might do a good job of applying a nice smooth coat over a large area, which is something that I have occasionally had problem with when using my airbrush to apply the glosscote.

  • Member since
    October 2019
Posted by KenK01 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:38 AM

Greg

 

 
Don Stauffer
I always keep a can of both Glosscoat and Dullcoat on hand. Love the stuff. Why bother loading up the airbrush, and then cleaning it, when I can just use the cans.

 

I agree.

I don't use them a lot, but like Don I always have a can of both on the shelf for the reason Don said, plus the occasional quick spray.

Before I got a proper airbrush for clear coating, I would have to say that the rattle can gloss provided a more reliable finish, as well.

Good, reliable product that I've trusted for decades.

 

Don and Greg,

Thanks for the info. You have pretty well hit the nail on the head for what I was interested in. My supply of glosscoat was getting low, and my LHS didn't have any. In looking for it online I found a "4-pack" of the cans at a price that seemed reasonable, but before ordering it I wanted some input. Thanks again for the help!

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:07 AM

KenK01

 

Don and Greg,

 

Thanks for the info. You have pretty well hit the nail on the head for what I was interested in. My supply of glosscoat was getting low, and my LHS didn't have any. In looking for it online I found a "4-pack" of the cans at a price that seemed reasonable, but before ordering it I wanted some input. Thanks again for the help!

 

The 4 pack does bring the cost per can down, worth while if you use that much of the stuff .

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:36 AM

I use them from time to time .

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:38 AM

KenK01

 

 

 

Thanks for the info. You have pretty well hit the nail on the head for what I was interested in. My supply of glosscoat was getting low, and my LHS didn't have any. In looking for it online I found a "4-pack" of the cans at a price that seemed reasonable, but before ordering it I wanted some input. Thanks again for the help!

 

 

If you have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby craft store near you, they carry it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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