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  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Northern IL.
Best gloss finish.
Posted by Bob D on Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:15 PM

I have been using Future as a gloss finish and a coating for decals. Been using it for years. Now i read here that there are better gloss varnishes than future. I use mostly Acrylic paint on my models. What would be a good gloss to use.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:38 PM

My go to gloss coat is Alclad Aqua Gloss

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:06 PM

I had forgot about this one, but Tamiya X-22 clear with some Mr Hobby Leveling thinner is a must have for clears. It goes on amazing and looks really good. You can't go wrong there.

BK

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  • Member since
    May 2011
Posted by dazzjazz on Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:35 PM

Mr Hobby spray can gloss is fabulous!

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Northern IL.
Posted by Bob D on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:17 PM

Thank you gentlemen. I will try Alclad aqua gloss first.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 14, 2022 11:59 PM

The best gloss I have used is Ak Gauzy Shine Enhancer. The stuff is bulletproof, levels out like glass and dries within a few minutes. I shot it on my F84 to protect the high shine Alclad from lifting when removing masking. Love it.

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    May 2011
Posted by dazzjazz on Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:57 AM

Wow that looks fabulous!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:51 AM

Check out Scale-Masters two part urethane finishes.  Current GT350R build thread

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/189940.aspx

Hope you don't mind me stealing your pic Mark

Thanks,

John

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