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  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Cape Cod
Lacquer Clear over Lacquer Paint?
Posted by Scale_Model_Dad on Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:57 AM

Hi all! I'm looking to try the MRP Mr. Paint line of lacquer paints, and I'm wondering about clear coating over them. 

Normally I use Tamiya paint and Alclad gloss over that (and finish with Alclad matte). I've never had an issue with the lacquer over the acrylics.

But what about lacquer over lacquer? I would think it would be okay as long as the paint is properly cured but I figured I'd ask the community to be sure. 

If not, I suppose I could use Aquagloss or another acrylic to seal it, but I do like the durability of the Alclad gloss coat. 

 

Thanks!

Tags: Airbrush , lacquer
  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:44 PM

I've shot clear lacquer over lacquer color in 1/1 painting, a long time ago. It worked ok, lot's of buffing to follow. Never done it with your specific products list though.

I've shot MM Metalizer clear over many different finishes besides matalizer paints, which is basically lacquer. I just don't saturate the surface but build up slowly.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:23 PM
Lacquer over lacquer is good. But if you're using different manufacturers products then definitely experiment first.

            

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    January 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:54 PM

I attempted MRP laquer high gloss over MM acrylic paint and had it bubble and crack. Base coat had a week to cure. Ended up using Testors clear varnishes from memory withot incident.

As an alternative you could give Tamiya X-22 a go, i have only had great results using it. 

But as mentioned, I would test before you commit.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:55 PM

Wingman_kz
Lacquer over lacquer is good. But if you're using different manufacturers products then definitely experiment first.
 

I agree with Wingman. Always do a test first. This is the result of spraying Tamyia clear over Testors' Metallizer Titanium. It's an interesting finish, but not what I was looking for.

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