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X22 tamiya

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  • Member since
    February 2023
X22 tamiya
Posted by kwd on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 6:51 AM

Hi everyone. I have had the same problem almost every time I spray x22 clear. I start with a few light coats, and then go for a wet heavy coat for a nice shine. After I am done, the model looks beautiful, but in a few hours when it drys, it looks hazy. I spray with a paasche H at 18 psi, and I thin at a 60/40 ratio, (thinner to clear). I have tried both mr color thinner, and tamiya thinner. It doesn't seem to matter which, same result.  Has anyone else had this happen ?  I appreciate the help !


  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 5:57 PM

I seem  to get the least haze using denatured alcohol to thin it with, at least most of the  time. I like Mr Leveling thinner but not so much in X-22, in fact hardware store lacquer thinner does as well if not better for me if to use LT and not DNA. But then I do add a little Xylene into that.  I thin 1-1 and add a couple more wet coats. The little haze I get rubs out pretty easy with Formula 1 Scratch Out.

  • Member since
    February 2023
Posted by kwd on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 6:32 PM

Thank you for the help.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:13 PM

I did a deperate disaster recovery once when I unwisely sprayed Tamiya clear flat during a pelting rain storm.  The clear frosted over as it dried due to the super high humidity.  After several calls to friends smarter than myself, I airbrushed lacquer thinner on and waited between coats to see if the frosting would wick out.  It mostly did, but you could still see a faint "frost" over the entire model.

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 9:18 AM

The little haze I get rubs out pretty easy with Formula 1 Scratch Out.

I never considered that to fix a hazy/frosty clear coat. Doh!!!



  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, February 23, 2023 2:51 PM

I just stick with future.


On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 23, 2023 3:31 PM

I prefer to decant tamiya clear from the spray can. It's my goto gloss coat. Works wonderful and dries fast.


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