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Anyone use Minwax Polycrylic?

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Anyone use Minwax Polycrylic?
Posted by fantacmet on Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:06 PM

Finding a durable clear that goes over acrylics is TOUGH!  Minwax polyurethane spray works well BUT it yellows.  Polycrylic doesn't yellow but how does it go down and is it tough enough for model car bodies? Where I paint precludes the ability to use acquire, enamels etc.

    

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 4, 2021 12:29 AM

Future.

 

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Posted by fantacmet on Monday, October 4, 2021 1:35 AM

Future on cars hasn't worked well for me.  Not punishable or glossy enough.

    

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, October 4, 2021 5:50 AM

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, October 4, 2021 7:09 AM

fantacmet

Finding a durable clear that goes over acrylics is TOUGH!  Minwax polyurethane spray works well BUT it yellows.  Polycrylic doesn't yellow but how does it go down and is it tough enough for model car bodies? Where I paint precludes the ability to use acquire, enamels etc. 

Like Bill and many others, I use Future, too.  It's too bad it doesn't work for you for cars.

I wouldn't use Minwax on models, though.  Testors, Tamiya, AK (as someone mentioned), and other hobby suppliers all make gloss products specifically for use in scale modeling, and you might want to consider those.

Also, have a look in the Cars forum-this topic may have come up in the specific context of producing a showroom finish.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, October 4, 2021 7:23 AM

fantacmet

Future on cars hasn't worked well for me.  Not punishable or glossy enough.

 

I have read about using Future for years and you are the first person who has had issues with it.    

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Monday, October 4, 2021 7:36 AM

i have not used Minwax acryiic glosscoats, but I have used Rustoleum acrylic glosscoats, both gloss and matt.  They seem to be compatible with all the paints I use.  It goes on pretty thick and im my opinion is nut quite as glossy as Testors Glosscoat.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, October 4, 2021 8:00 AM

I have a friend who uses Miniwax clear (not sure which one)and he's had great luck with it.  He sprays craft acrylics and then applies the clear.  He builds aircraft and mainly civil airliners with glossy finishes and his models shine in the pictures that he sends to me.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, October 4, 2021 9:54 AM

rocketman2000

i have not used Minwax acryiic glosscoats, but I have used Rustoleum acrylic glosscoats, both gloss and matt.  They seem to be compatible with all the paints I use.  It goes on pretty thick and im my opinion is nut quite as glossy as Testors Glosscoat.

That's why I wouldn't use it, personally.  I like Minwax products for my woodworking projects, including their clear sealers.  But I'd use products made for modeling, or, as an exception to that guideline, Future.

Your mileage may vary, as they say.

I'm curious now and will ask my friends who are car modelers about what they prefer to use as a gloss coat in their builds.

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Posted by fantacmet on Monday, October 4, 2021 10:59 AM

It's specific to use over acrylics.  If I rattle can, I use MM Ultra Gloss.  However it's not compatible over acrylics.  Even in thin coats all the hobby clears are either not compatible with acrylics or are not durable and easily scratch off.

    

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