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#1 johnbuzzed

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

Is it OK to use Tamiya's Clear Pearl aerosol over Testors One Coat Lacquer? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

While I've never done so, I assume that there wouldn't be any problem doing so. Tamiya paints aren't all that "hot" and the Testors's lacquers are just as durable as Tamiya's.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

It should be OK John. I've sprayed the TS-13 over Testors One Coat. Might be a good idea to do a spoon test just to make sure though. I actually once sprayed Tamiya paint over uncured Testors enamel in the hopes that it would crack and craze, but for some crazy reason, it came out slick as glass. :blink: Maybe I should have hoped that it wouldn't. Then, it would have cracked and crazed like all get out. :lol:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

spoon test. spoon test. spoon test. i have learned that spoon test are the greatest thing ever. if i have a new clear i will put down paint some copy right decals off the sheet and spray the clear to see if it jives. the few seconds thes steps take may save a set of decals or a great paint job

#5 Art Anderson

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

No reason why not! Both Testors Model Master lacquers and Tamiya lacquers are non-penetrating formula. I've used both interchangeably, with no detrimental results.

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