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How long to wait after hand brushing acrylic before applying Future topcoat?

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LDF
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    August, 2017
How long to wait after hand brushing acrylic before applying Future topcoat?
Posted by LDF on Monday, August 28, 2017 6:12 PM

I'm hand brushing some smaller parts with Tamiya acrylic paint, and it looks like it goes on thicker than an airbrush. I'm then going to apply a topcoat of Future before decaling. How log should I wait for the paint to dry before applying the Future topcoat?

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    August, 2017
Posted by laskdjn on Monday, August 28, 2017 6:16 PM

LDF

I'm hand brushing some smaller parts with Tamiya acrylic paint, and it looks like it goes on thicker than an airbrush. I'm then going to apply a topcoat of Future before decaling. How log should I wait for the paint to dry before applying the Future topcoat?

 

I use Vallejo acrylics, so a little different, but not really, but I wait a day after I paint to then use future.  That may be conservative, though.

The thing is, just because acrylic is dry doesn't mean is cured.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 28, 2017 7:54 PM

Thats right and I agree, can't hurt to wait a day. Acrylic dries from the outside in, as compared to enamel which does the opposite.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, August 28, 2017 8:15 PM

I don't recommend Future for general painting.  I only use it to protect clear canopies.  I think it is just an unneccesary extra layer of paint and doesn't really improve anything on general surfaces.  Just my 2 cents worth.  The fewer coats, the better.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 28, 2017 8:21 PM

Aw Chuck. I think it is kind of necessary for a base for decals on flat finish. But thin.

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