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  • Member since
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  • From: Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Microscale Microsol Flat
Posted by Bill Clarke on Sunday, November 04, 2018 12:50 AM

I sprayed this on a model as a flat coat after weathering (no decals) but the model appears to have a satin surface now, did I use it incorrectly?

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 04, 2018 3:14 AM

Are you talking about Microsol or the Microscale Flat varnish. Microsol is a decal setting soloution and is not meant to be sprayed on the model.

If it is the varnish, it could be its not been mixed properly. I used to use it until a few years back but had some many issues with it i switched to somthing else.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, November 04, 2018 11:35 AM

I did a search for the so-called Micro Sol “flat varnish“and didn’t find such a product. Micro Sol and Micro Set are both used for dealing, not a clear coat varnish finish. 

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Sunday, November 04, 2018 2:07 PM
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  • From: Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Posted by Bill Clarke on Sunday, November 04, 2018 3:45 PM

Yes, that's what i used, I've used it before as a flat coat, and it worked nicely, I thinned it with denutured alcohol, as spraying straight out of the bottle wouldn't work.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Sunday, November 04, 2018 4:03 PM

The denatured alcohol may be part of the problem. This stuff is supposed to cut with water when airbrushing. On the manufacturer's website, you can find specific instructions on diluting the flat coat for best results. 

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  • From: Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Posted by Bill Clarke on Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:33 PM

Well it says on the bottle thin with water or alcohol, and i used 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:15 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I did a search for the so-called Micro Sol “flat varnish“and didn’t find such a product. Micro Sol and Micro Set are both used for dealing, not a clear coat varnish finish. 

 

That's the confusing part of the OP. It's not Micro Sol Flat; it's Micro Flat. I have never heard of this one, but thanks for introduction.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:15 PM

KnightTemplar5150

Nice catch. I couldn't find it in Micro Mark website.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:17 PM

Bill Clarke

Well it says on the bottle thin with water or alcohol, and i used 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

 

I probably would have used universal acrylic thinner instead.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:19 PM

GMorrison

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I did a search for the so-called Micro Sol “flat varnish“and didn’t find such a product. Micro Sol and Micro Set are both used for dealing, not a clear coat varnish finish. 

 

 

 

That's the confusing part of the OP. It's not Micro Sol Flat; it's Micro Flat. I have never heard of this one, but thanks for introduction.

 

 

 

Me neither. We all learn something new everyday - even the oddball products.

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  • From: Wagga Wagga, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Posted by Bill Clarke on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:29 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Bill Clarke

Well it says on the bottle thin with water or alcohol, and i used 70% Isopropyl alcohol.

 

 

 

I probably would have used universal acrylic thinner instead.

 

 

What is a "universal thinner"?

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 7:03 PM

That product has been around for ages. I have a couple of bottles 20+ years old. I believe mine which is the old formula thins with LT but the current one thins with water.

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