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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
AK Interactive XTreme Metallics
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:45 AM

Over the last couple of days, I have done the NMF on my latest WWII warbird (P-47N). I started with a glossy Alclad black primer and allowed to set up over a day's time.  Then I put down a coat of AK Interactive XTreme Metallic dark aluminum (the only one I had sufficient quantity of to cover the entire airframe).  It has set up over another day's time.  The paint is dry to the touch, but it is also tacky.  This is not resulting in any fingerprints that I have seen, but I'm concerned about the tackiness.

The weather here in the Houston, TX area has been a bit muggy (my workshop is in my garage, with the big garage door frequently open).  Lots of rain yesterday.  Might this have prevented full curing of the primer or paint?  If I spray it with a sealant coat, might this eliminate the tackiness?  (I'm not going for a shiny NMF, so not concerned that a sealant might dull the aluminum).

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:55 AM

Humidity could slow drying.  I'd let it set for a week or two before doing anything else.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:13 PM

Or put it in a dehydrator if you have one.

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