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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:50 PM

Tamiya has brought back TS13 Clear , look for it in your LHS sometime around the middle to end of July

http://www.tamiyausa...oss-clear-85013


Edited by martinfan5, 30 June 2014 - 07:53 PM.


#2 slusher

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

I didn't think it would ever come back.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

Didn't know it was missing... 😳 Lol

#4 martinfan5

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

Didn't know it was missing... Lol

Its been unavailable in the states for at least three years now I think



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:23 PM

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:27 PM

way too expensive..and it cracks way too easy..

just use Dupli Color



#7 High octane

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

I just used it last week and it came out beautiful.



#8 Exotics_Builder

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:14 AM

Super.  I have two cans left.  I do decant it though and airbrush it.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:17 AM

Super.  I have two cans left.  I do decant it though and airbrush it.

Same here. I had bought a six pack of the stuff not knowing Tamiya was going to cease production. But mine have lasted and I still have a couple. Though I will get more when available. 



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:19 AM

ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!   Whelp, there goes the eBay value of those 3 cans I've been hoarding right down the drain.  Was planning on using them to fund a Caribbean vacation (or maybe just lunch at Mickey D's).   Lord knows I don't make it to the clear coat stage of a project often enough to ever use up 3 cans of clear...     



#11 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:34 AM

I think I only got two clear coat jobs that turned out good  with that stuff. Had problems with bubbling no matter how I "misted" it on. I'll stick with PPG

Hi-Performance clear. Have to use the airbrush though.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:45 AM

Martinfan5 said: Tamiya has brought back TS13 Clear , look for it in your LHS sometime around the middle to end of July

 

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Thanks Jonathon for the heads-up on that, Very much appreciated.  . 

 

Personally, I prefer the Testors One Step Wet Look Clear - it seems to be less likely to attack the basecoat (causing the paint to pull away from door cut lines and the like), and less prone to the "bubbling" referenced above.  But when you get the TS-13 it on perfectly, it does dry to a very smooth and glossy surface, whereas I find I need to rub out and wax the Testors product to get the glossy final result. 

 

It will be interesting to see if this new formula TS-13 addresses some of its prior issues along with retaining the super glossy result.  

 

TIM  


Edited by tim boyd, 01 July 2014 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:01 AM

I wonder if they changed it any or if its still the same...



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

I cleaned up my paint stash last month and found 3 brand new cans of TS-13 and 2 partial cans. So I'm back in to painting some body's.   :)  


Edited by kitbash1, 01 July 2014 - 07:21 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:20 AM

I decant my TS-13 Clear as well. I just push down on the nozzle and aim toward the model car body and it works great!



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

Nick !! I always knew you were a genius! :)



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:49 AM

I've never used the stuff personally, but I know a few people who will be quite happy to see this.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

Is it a lacquer or enamel? What's so dang special about it? Is it that dramatically better than any other clear out there, like, say, Duplicolor?



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

It's an acrylic lacquer just like Dupli-color.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:25 AM

It's an acrylic lacquer just like Dupli-color.

 

So why the big fuss about it? (Not asking you specifically... just asking in general). Obviously I'm missing something here. Is it "better" than Duplicolor? I know it's a lot more expensive...