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Another Dullcoating question
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:03 PM
Just back into modeling after 25 years out of it. The Internet has sparked a new interest for me. My hat is off to FSM and this forum.

I just finished decaling a MH-53E prior to reading the merits of coating to preserve the decals. The paint is an airbrushed light gray flat. The decals are applied directly to the paint, no Future.

Here is my questions Should I spray a dull coat over the decals or the entire model?
One or two coats. Can I spray the dull coat over the cockpit windows?

Thanks in advance for the response. Great site and a great magazine.

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Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:24 PM
From what I remember when I built aircraft (and that was long ago in a land far away) you cannot spray dullcote onto the windows...it makes them appear frosted. Now some aircraft builders have better knowledge than me on this subject so be patient and wait for a little more input before proceeding.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 20, 2003 4:32 AM
You definitely do not want to spray dull coat on the clear glass windows of your MH-53; they will have to masked off. With Testors Dull Coat out of the can I usually put down two coats. It all depends on how the model looks after the first coat. I have used various methods of masking off clear windows and canopys, but I my favorite of late has been Parafilm M.
Dick McC
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:53 AM
rcochran,
Mask off the windows before spraying the dull-coat on. It will make them dull...
Also, a word of caution: if you have an extra decal from the kit, test out the dull-coat over top of it before you apply the spray to the model. I've heard that some companies' decals can react to the spray coatings. I don't have names, but it might be a good insurance policy before jumping in the water...

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:27 PM
To all the things mentioned above I would add: Allow at least 24 to dry your decals otherwise they will wrinkle with the finishing coat
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 20, 2003 5:15 PM
Thanks guys, appreciate the input. I have learned more in the 2 weeks I have been looking at this forum than I learned for years.

Great hobby to be back to.
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