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Acrylic clear over Lacquer ?

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Acrylic clear over Lacquer ?
Posted by Mars on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:13 AM

I have a Titanic hull painted with Humbrol emamel satin white, Humbrol enamel satin coal black and Humbrol enamel satin red. I used Testors Lacquer gloss clear on the decal spots. Decals are on and I need to cover them with a satin clear. I thought I had Testors lacquer satin clear but I looked before applying and its Testors satin clear 79501, which I think is acrylic. Can I use acrylic over lacquer?

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:18 AM

My guess is it will work, but why risk it, when a test is easy.  Spray some of the glosscoat on a piece of scrap plastic, then give it a shot of the dull clearcoat, and see what happens. 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Posted by Mars on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:22 AM

Sounds like a plan, thank you

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:11 PM

You can spray acrylic over lacquer and lacquer over acrylic. The acrylic needs to be cured say at least 3-4 days. I shoot Testors clear flat lacquer over cured Future all the time.





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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:28 PM

I just did this with flat acrylic MM testors over MM lacquer through an airbrush and it looks fine (including over the decals).


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