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#1 Swamp Dog

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

IM WANT TO BUY SOME OF THIS AND NEED YOUR FEEDBACK ON IT..



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Which colors?  I use the chrome and aluminum finishes regularly and like them a lot.  The chrome takes some practice, though, as it requires a very smooth black base.  They are quite durable, especially compared to MM metalizers.  



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

I love the stuff ... I use the Chrome, Brass and Aluminium

 

The technique I use it get a good finish on the high shine Alclad's is to get a smooth high shine black basecoat, I either use Revell or Testors black gloss enamel thinned out with lacquer thinners, then put the Alclad on using a 0.3 needle airbrush set to around 15 p.s.i and use the airbrush like a brush and try not to spray it like you would with a regular model paint, it's best to do it in light coats, let them dry in between coats, once you get the high shine, stop putting the Alclad on, otherwise it will start to loose the shine, 



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

The Alclad black base I find is fairly forgiving too. Covers nice and smooth and thin, which is why the chrome overlay will show any scratch that hasn't been smoothed.



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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

There are no "cons" when it comes to Alclad products. Buy them, use them, love them!



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

Greg did a tutorial on it, spray it on at an angle. Supposedly when it is applied properly it doesnt rub off like many have said. I have a bottle on the shelf waiting.....



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

The Alclad black base I find is fairly forgiving too. Covers nice and smooth and thin, which is why the chrome overlay will show any scratch that hasn't been smoothed.

 

I bought a bottle of that at the IMPS Nationals, I'll give it a go when I do my next lot of Alclad ...



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:31 AM

thanks men..i needed to spray some of the steel..



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

Which colors?  I use the chrome and aluminum finishes regularly and like them a lot.  The chrome takes some practice, though, as it requires a very smooth black base.  They are quite durable, especially compared to MM metalizers.  

 I use both products and never had a problem with MM metalizers .. I've  heavily buffed and masked them on many projects, just like alclads they have their correct process of applieing them.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

thanks men..i needed to spray some of the steel..

Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.

Tim..can i spray it on un-primered plastic ??...i am spraying the Cat D8 tracks..



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Tim..can i spray it on un-primered plastic ??...i am spraying the Cat D8 tracks..

I never spray anything unless I have a primer.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

I never spray anything unless I have a primer.

ok just wonderning..thanks...



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.

 

All the high shine finishes require a black base, the others don't need it



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

 

All the high shine finishes require a black base, the others don't need it

ok ..i want to spray the Cat D8 tracks and blade..what color primer..??



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

black(primer) works well under all the metallics ,  only necessary for the chromes