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Problems with DullCoat or Gloss Coat?

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  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: USA
Problems with DullCoat or Gloss Coat?
Posted by Snacko on Thursday, May 29, 2003 10:30 AM
Has any experienced yellowing problems with Testor's Dullcoat or Glosscoat laquer? I'd like to use these for finishing off my models, but I'm concerned they might yellow (as some laquers do).

Thanks,

- Eric
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Thursday, May 29, 2003 1:23 PM
I have never had a problem with dull coat turning yellow, but gloss coat will after several years. I have had very good results with future, and so far have not had anything turn yellow on me.

Berny

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  • Member since
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 29, 2003 7:32 PM
Possible to use your coats on a test piece ( old wings are good ) and apply over various colors - include white, and a little time will tell.
I use a gloss coat over matt paint to apply the decals and either leave it there or matt or satin to seal and finish, although this can build up layers a bit - probably old school, but for WW II schemes works well.
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, June 1, 2003 9:42 AM
Eric,
I've not yet had any problems with yellowing of Dullcote or Glosscote, but on most occasions the full thickness of Glosscote never seemed to dry completely - even after several weeks when I rubbed a finger along a 1/144 scale airliner covered with the stuff, I could feel the "drag" of paint not fully cured.
Now I always use Future for glossing models for decalling and for final gloss coats - there's never any yellowing with Future, and best of all, it dries hard. It's a helluva lot cheaper than Glosscote as well.
Cheers,
LeeTree
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