crowe-t

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic Decal Setting Solution for use on lacquer???   

    Which decal setting solution/solvent is safest to use on lacquer?
    I have Walthers Solvaset, MicroScale Micro Sol and MicroScale Micro Set.
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    Beautiful!
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    Steve,  
    I've been tossing the idea around regarding spraying the clear over the BMF but will most likely clear first then apply the BMF.  
    I never heard of it oxidizing and was only thinking the clear would protect it.  I hadn't thought the clear coat might not stick to it too well.  
    Giving some of the problems I've encountered with painting so far I think I'll play it safe and apply the Bare metal Foil after the clear is sprayed.
    Mike.
  4. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    To clear or not to clear over BMF???
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of spraying the final clear coat(lacquer) over Bare Metal Foil?
    Is Bare Metal Foil durable enough on it's own?  
     
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  5. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Decal Setting Solution for use on lacquer???
    Which setting solution is best on decals that are applied on lacquer, specifically Testors Custom Lacquer System?
    Is setting solution necessary?
    BTW, I'll be spraying Testors Ultra Gloss Coat over the decals. 
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  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Back in the '80's when I was in my teens I used to spray car bodies with enamel paint.  The enamel sprayed real smooth and glossy.  I never had a paint job with orange peel.  I used whatever cheap enamel I could find.  I did use Testors enamel a couple of times and it sprayed beautifully.
    The Testors Custom Lacquer System seems to need a lot of time to cure and while this is happening it's not to durable.  Real auto lacquer might be a better alternative since it cures faster or enamel could be the way to go.
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Steve, why can't a liquid polish be used before the clear coat?  
    If the body is thoroughly cleaned after a liquid polish is used would that be OK?  
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    This is my first time using the Testors Custom Lacquer System and I thought by airbrushing it would lay down nicer.  I sprayed even coats over the whole body and didn't stay on one area longer then any other.  I may have been spraying a bit too far for some of the earlier mist coats but I did move in closer with the airbrush for the wet coats.  It did airbrush nice and thin which is good.  The texture isn't too bad.  I might try polishing it a bit with the Micromesh cloths before applying the clear.  
  9. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Thanks so much for all the great advice Steve and Bill.  I was under the assumption that using an airbrush was the better way to go.  I did take another look at the body and the sand paper finish isn't as bad as I had thought.  It's there but I'm sure with a few coats of clear, from the spray can this time, and polishing should fix the graininess.  
    Steve, you really did put my mind at ease.  Your '60 Fury is beautiful!
    Thanks,
    Mike.
  10. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    You live and you learn, saying goes.  Overall the finish isn't too bad.  The clear will hopefully fix it.
  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Steve,  It's a slight rough texture.  I though using the airbrush would have made the paint lay down smooth but that wasn't the case.  
    I used a non-metallic.  Maybe in a week I'll polish it with the Micromesh cloths a bit before applying the clear.
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    It's not exactly an orange peel texture.  It has a rough look to it.
    Is this how the Testors Lacquer color coat looks?
    I know I have to spray the Ultra Gloss Clear Coat on top and I'll be polishing that with Micro Mesh cloths. 
    This is my first time using the Testor Custom Lacquer System.  I used an airbrush to spray on the color coat and will most likely just spray the Ultra Gloss Clear straight from the can.  It was too much trouble decanting and using the airbrush in my apartment.  I'll spray the clear outside.
  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    I sprayed the body today with the Testors Custom Lacquer using an airbrush.  It has a slight texture.
    Is the texture OK?
    After I spray on the Testors Ultra Gloss Clear I will be polishing the body.
    Should I not polish the color coat?
    Will the clear coat smooth it out?
    Mike.
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Thanks for that information Steve!
    I have some decals to apply and will be spraying the clear Testors Ultra Gloss Coat over the decals.
    Should I spray the clear on before applying the decals and then spray some more clear on top of the decals?
    Or will the decals be OK to apply to the color coat(before decals are applied)?
    Mike.
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Thanks Bill for the advice!  I guess I'll spray some more on and see how it is with the clear coat applied.  
    I'm using the airbrush to keep it thinner but I might have overcompensated.