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Tamiya TS-13 Clear

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  • From: Manila, Philippines
Tamiya TS-13 Clear
Posted by shrikes on Saturday, December 06, 2003 12:42 AM
It's best to seal your model with a clear coat first before giving it a wash, right? (otherwise you might eat away at the existing coat of paint). so, I was just at the LHS and i asked if they have some sort of clear coat sealant spray can thingie (don't have an airbrush to spray future floor wax substitute), and she gave me a can of Tamiya TS-13 Clear. it said that it's for use with plastic models... but i wanted to check with you guys first. what'll it do to clear parts or decals? anyone know anything about this? Thanks!
-V
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 06, 2003 4:04 AM
It won't hurt decals, but I don't know the effect on clear plastic.
HTH

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, December 06, 2003 9:23 AM
Shrikes-
Before you do anything to your model, EXPERIMENT ON SOMETHING ELSE FIRST!!!!!
I think that those Tamiya cans are acrylic laquer - these paints can easily EAT some types of paints, and some types of decals.
Is there any hope of getting Future or a similar product in the Philippines?
Future can be used as a barrier for washes over ANY type of paint with no harm done.
The Tamiya TS-13 might very well work - but I'd suggest painting a tin can or something EXACTLY the way you painted your model (same paints, same colors) and use the TS-13 spray on that before you put it on your model.
I've seen acrylic laquers badly craze clear canopies. I'd never try to use it on clear plastic.
Experiment and let us know how things worked out.
Cheers
LeeTree
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Posted by South Aussie on Sunday, December 07, 2003 12:19 AM
shrikes,
I have used TS-13 over a few of my fiqures to seal then before applying washes and have had no problems with it, but as Lee Tree has said I would experiment first, especially with the clear parts.

Wayne I enjoy getting older, especially when I consider the alternative.
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Posted by shrikes on Monday, December 29, 2003 8:46 AM
Just as a follow up, i did try some on an old C-47 i had lying around and it works fine on clear parts and didn't hurt the underlying paint (well, it IS an old model). My only problem with it is that it has a glossy sheen to it (the only advantage is that it makes the clear plastic look a bit more like plexiglass/glass, but not by much). does anyone know if tamiya makes a flat clear in a spray can?
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Posted by J-Hulk on Monday, December 29, 2003 11:46 AM
They do not, Shrikes.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 29, 2003 12:34 PM
I've been told that you can brush Future on. It's self-leveling properties are pretty good. Also, you can dip the canopy in Future and let it dry on a paper towel to whick off excess. If you brush on future give it three or four days to cure, assuming the brushed on coat is much thicker than an airbrushed application.
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Posted by shrikes on Monday, December 29, 2003 7:19 PM
J-hulk: You sure about that? Nuts. maybe some sort of flat clear, then... Why is it that i can't find dullcote anywhere?!? Argh..! Big Smile [:D]

Bodner007: My other problem that i neglected to mention is that we don't get future here in the philippines... i dunno what i can substitute it for because i don't it's chemical composition... i might end up dipping my canopy in something that will eat away at plastic... man, what a scary thought!!
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Posted by J-Hulk on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:13 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by shrikes

J-hulk: You sure about that?


Yup, I'm sure...no clear flat overcoat from Tamiya, in spray can or bottle.
Weird, huh?Confused [%-)]
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 9:40 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by shrikes


Bodner007: My other problem that i neglected to mention is that we don't get future here in the philippines... i dunno what i can substitute it for because i don't it's chemical composition... i might end up dipping my canopy in something that will eat away at plastic... man, what a scary thought!!


Check out this link, http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 1:20 PM
Maybe I should start buying future by the case and exporting it at its cost(price I pay plus shipping) to folks who cant get it. Wink [;)]
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Posted by shrikes on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:36 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by HistoryinScale
Maybe I should start buying future by the case and exporting it at its cost(price I pay plus shipping) to folks who cant get it. Wink [;)]

Hmmm... your "outreach" program to the "poor unwashed masses" of modelers in the third world, eh? Tongue [:P]

Sigh [sigh] Shipping will probably be more expensive than the future... Smile [:)]
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Posted by baltosale on Monday, November 27, 2017 12:13 AM

check the label carefully - some such as Testors expalin that the application will yellow light colors and dull shiny ones such as gold silver, etc.

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Posted by damouav on Monday, November 27, 2017 12:53 AM

baltosale

check the label carefully - some such as Testors expalin that the application will yellow light colors and dull shiny ones such as gold silver, etc.

 

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