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A Few Questions about MCW Paints

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  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
A Few Questions about MCW Paints
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:05 PM
  1. I understand these are airbrush ready enamels.. so how do they brush paint
  2. why are some paints listed witn a primer, sealer and cement option? That's odd, the cement option at least...
  3. Anyone know why some colors stock number ends in 'E'.  For example, Go Mango, is listed twice as 7056 and 7056E, with different price?

TIA

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:20 PM

The -E paints are enamel.  Those lacking the E are lacquer.  That is my understanding of their system. 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:15 PM

EdGrune
The -E paints are enamel.  Those lacking the E are lacquer.  That is my understanding of their system. 

Well Heck, that is good to know... Thanks.

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:58 AM

I've been thinking about giving some of their colors a shot. My understanding is that you have to use thier hardener to get them to set up and that they are closer to automotive paints than hobby paints. From what I've seen they are well loved by those that use them.

BK

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:47 PM

They have a military line too. I bought a couple of bottles of the gloss sea blue to replace the two Model Master enamels that went bad. Haven't tried them yet but should work the same as Model Master.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 14, 2022 9:32 AM

I would treat their enamels just like the dropped MM line for thinning etc. 

There are several excellent videos on Youtube about this paint. Here is a very good review:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ppQsLj8tw

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 11, 2022 9:06 AM

 

Finally got to use this paint and I’m really impressed. I shot the gloss dark sea blue and it came out a bit grainy, this is due to needing more thinning.They thin and spray the same as Testors Model Master enamels.

I discovered that I can polish out the finish within 24 hours after spraying it. I used Novus 2 to polish out the paint producing a very smooth glossy finish. I also noticed very little blue paint on my cotton rag telling me that paint sticks on VERY well.

When using the Model Master paints I noticed that they had to cure for about a week before being able to polish them otherwise the paint would easily rub off and even leaving  a gummy residue on the cotton polishing cloth. I did a couple of Blue Angel aircraft and had to set them aside a good week or so before polishing the paint.

I was so impressed with its durability that I ordered a couple of other bottles to custom mix for our kitchen cabinet color to use for touch ups. I also ordered a bottle of their hardener that will give this paint even a tougher finish. 

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