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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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    January, 2014
Posted by Silver on Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:53 PM

It is best to use the same product on the model.Clear costs are not hard to get.If you use the mix of both types .Use the acrylic first then the enamel.Remember that enamel never dries.Only to the touch.Acrlic dries hard and fast.


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