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Clearing with duplicolor over plasti kote


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#1 Kaleb

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

I have a few clears, one in particular that I am really wanting is the dupli color.
Will this clear work with this paint? I've got the paint to come out like I wanted. So I don't want to mess it up.

Edited by Kaleb, 28 February 2013 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

Lacquer over lacquer will work. Read the labels to make sure they both are.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

Should work...but the emphasis there is on the "should". It doesn't always.

 

When in doubt, always shoot a piece of scrap with the combo you want to use. Preferably from the same kit the body came from.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

Test first.  Duplicolor clear is relatively "hot", so, yeah...

 

Also, why experiment on a good paint job?  Use what has worked for you before and leave the experiments to spoons or other people's models.


Edited by Erik Smith, 28 February 2013 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Lol well, what always works for me is to never clear coat my cars.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:19 AM

If it is a solid color, I don't clear - it will polish out just as well as with clear. And when i do clear, i never cross - mix paints, even if they both are lacquer, or both enamel. For me, ALWAYS Duplicolor over duplicolor, krylon over Krylon, etc. You may try other mixes, but why take a chance ?....Follow the manufacturer's reccommendations ALWAYS, IMHO....Even if it works NOW, you may get a reaction months or years down the road ( speaking from 40 plus years experience....)...'Z'

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

I go with what Steve mentioned, duplicolor over duplicolor.  I have been painting for years with duplicolor and used their clear with great results, but when I use the clear on top of any other laquer it will shine but not as good as if it was on duplicolor.