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Best Final Flat Coat?

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Best Final Flat Coat?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 6:33 AM
What is the best final flat coat to use with Tamiya acrylics? I'm painting armor.

Thanks. JohnClown [:o)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 8:29 AM
John, I use krylon short cuts, SCS-080 Clear Matte on all sorts of paints, it's very matt indeed. It comes in a small spray can and seems to be cheap, well, it is here. I must admit I haven't used it with Tamiya paints though, so if you get hold of some (hardware store?) have a practice first on an old kit. Use light coats and don't forget a mask!
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, April 28, 2003 8:40 AM
Testors Dullcote is pretty good, too.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 10:11 AM
I have used Testors Dullcote as well and would agree it does a good job.
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 28, 2003 4:22 PM
Yep, Testors dullcoat. You might want to apply it in light coats tho so it doesn't attack the acrylic paint.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 4:25 PM
I agree, I have used Testors Dullcote very successfully. Has anyone used the acrylic dullcote from Testors? Is it as good? Clean-up is so much easier with acrylic in my airbrush I prefer to use them exclusively.

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Posted by shermanfreak on Monday, April 28, 2003 8:38 PM
Everyone's just being too agreeable here today.....Dullcote wins.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:52 PM
nope, i like gunze ones but its laquor
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  • From: Hayward, CA
Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:54 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by midnightprowler

Yep, Testors dullcoat. You might want to apply it in light coats tho so it doesn't attack the acrylic paint.
Lee


Also, remember that if you spray dullcoat too heavy it becomes gloss coat! Sad [:(]

Mike

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  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nzgunnie on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:44 PM
Well just to be different, I like Humbrol Matt. Never tried testors dullcoat as it is not so widely available in New Zealand. Humbrol is very matt, and as long as you test it first to make sure it isn't going to dry white (has happened once to me) it is great.
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