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Which clear coat for Tamiya spray paints?


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#1 Raypa

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hi guys getting back to building models again after a couple years out and have a question for you.

The project I'm working now a paited using Tamiya ts-39 Mica Red but I'm not sure of what clear coat to use is the Tamiya clearcoat a good choice or is any other you thing is better or easiest to use than that.Thanks.



#2 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

Tamiya clear coat is good and easy to use.

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#3 Art Anderson

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

Modelmaster clear lacquer also works just as well, which is good, considering that Tamiya no longer offers their TS-13 clear coat.

 

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

I've used Duplicolor and Modelmaster clears without any problems.



#5 Raypa

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

Thanks Guys.



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

The non one coat One Coat clear is also an excellent choice.It won't harm decals.

 BTW-I wonder if all the different Testor lacquer clears aren't all the same formula in cans with different labels?



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

Modelmaster clear lacquer also works just as well, which is good, considering that Tamiya no longer offers their TS-13 clear coat.

 

Art

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#8 Raypa

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Well today I try the Testors high gloss clear enamel #1814 (is the only I found local)on a spun for a test and works great,no adverse reaction with the paint,fast drying and really high gloss with just one coat.Really hope this one works good for me.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

I've always used Testors enamel clear over Tamiya colour coats ; the results are consistant , and best of all : no tedious colour sanding / wet sanding and polishing !



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I;ve also used Black Gold (HOK) and MCW clear with no ill effects.