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Gloss Coating Over Metallics

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 8, 2023 7:40 AM

Laskjdn:

     I think some can be coated earlier. Take your test piece and do this. Rub a small corner with your fingers,Then try to buff it with a soft(T-Shirt material,Clean and dry) rag, If it tries to buff, Clearcoat it! Then wait an hour.  If you are going to get a reaction it should start showing up in that timeframe. If not, Bob's Yer Uncle!

     I will say this to all, It's been my experience that all metallics  Never react the same way so Test, Test, Test!!! Oh, And NEVER try to Clear Coat, Testors Chrome Silver! Even after a year When it has dulled a wee bit, don't do it. It will turn flat aluminium looking! Under the nice Gloss-Coat!

  • Member since
    August 2017
Posted by laskdjn on Sunday, January 8, 2023 3:49 PM

Tanker-Builder

Laskjdn:

     I think some can be coated earlier. Take your test piece and do this. Rub a small corner with your fingers,Then try to buff it with a soft(T-Shirt material,Clean and dry) rag, If it tries to buff, Clearcoat it! Then wait an hour.  If you are going to get a reaction it should start showing up in that timeframe. If not, Bob's Yer Uncle!

     I will say this to all, It's been my experience that all metallics  Never react the same way so Test, Test, Test!!! Oh, And NEVER try to Clear Coat, Testors Chrome Silver! Even after a year When it has dulled a wee bit, don't do it. It will turn flat aluminium looking! Under the nice Gloss-Coat!

 

 

I'll try that.   Wha should u be looking for when I rub it with my finger? 

  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by dazzjazz on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2:57 PM

I recently finished a P51 using Vallejo metallics, and gloss coated with Mr Hobby rattle can gloss coat. No problem at all. 

good luck!

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