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Clear overcoat on die-cast model

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    November 2005
Clear overcoat on die-cast model
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 1:15 AM
When I,m not modeling, I buy die-cast scale autos. I've collected quite a number of 1/18 racing autos. Since I move quite a lot some of the models are damaged especially the paint. Scratches and chipped paints are common. I hate to see the detailed Tampo printed graphics chip away. I'm thinking of giving the rest of the models gloss clear overcoat. is it ok? I like to hear you advice. TQ
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 4:19 AM
If you use Testors clear, I see no reason why that wouldn't work.
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 17, 2003 1:14 AM
I think you can better use Tamiya clear coat instead of testors gloss coat.
If you use testors gloss the cars will come out darker.

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Eric
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 17, 2003 4:30 AM
The problem is Tamiya is laquer, and can react to some types of paint, Testors won't unless the paint is water base, which on a diecast probably isn't the case.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 17, 2003 11:28 AM
I never has got problems with Tamiya clear coat.
I sprayed it over every type of paint. Also restored Diecast models with it.

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Eric Big Smile [:D]
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 2:16 AM
Thank you guys for responding. Really appreciate it.
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