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Been having some problems with gloss black just curious what works well.

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Duplicolor Professional Lacquer

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I've had excellent results with Ace Hardware big-ol' cheapo rattlecan black-lacquer over Duplicolor gray lacquer primer...

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...sanded and polished...

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Tamiya TS-14 is my favorite.

Tamiya or Mr Surfacer. I always smooth it with really fine sandpaper until it is perfect. Primer is the key, honestly.

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If you're just doing a gloss black, Alclad black base is about the best I've seen. Lays down a perfect gloss every time. After that, BPS gloss black tractor paint from TSC, which I think is now sold as Valspar, puts down a very glossy finish, too.

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I've had excellent results with Ace Hardware big-ol' cheapo rattlecan black-lacquer over Duplicolor gray lacquer primer...

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...sanded and polished...

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Looks great Bill. Are any of the other colors that good.

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Looks great Bill. Are any of the other colors that good.

I don't honestly know. I tried the black lacquer on this one because I was after a kinda old-school look, and frankly, I expected to be needing a lot of paint to get the results I wanted.

I'm going to try the same Ace store-brand white rattlecan lacquer (the only other gloss lacquer they sell, IIRC) on the '28 lakes car...much for the same reasons...and I'm pretty sure it's a simple "refrigerator" white, more in keeping with a vintage lakes machine.

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Model Master Classic Black, airbrushed and polished out. Actually, if you're polishing out, just about any gloss black will work fine.

From a rattlecan, Model Master Classic Black. But it takes a long time to dry. If you can wait, it's worth it. I'm more impatient.

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If you're airbrushing, Model Master also makes a gloss black lacquer in bottles. It lays down really smooth. I did not sand or polish this car, although I did put a coat of Pearl Ex and a coat of clear. (If it looks like it has orange peel, what you're seeing is the pearl. It's actually very smooth. Honest! :) )

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TS-14 over Tamiya or PlastiKote primer.

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Has any body had any luck with krylon?

I can get it cheap et Canadian tire.

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Has any body had any luck with krylon?

I can get it cheap et Canadian tire.

Depends on the particular Krylon. The "Fusion" product, made for plastic supposedly, is WAY too hot for many models, and has produced severe crazing of the surface for a lot of guys...crazing so bad the model was useless for anything other than a radical custom.

I have no experience with any other Krylon products on models, but the best advice you'll get here is "test ANYTHING, yourself, before you use it on a model you care about".

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Do a spray test of black paints on some paper. Most blacks have a lot of brown in the pigment. Tamiya TS-14 is a "black" black with no visible signs of brown pigment. It is the best choice for black hobby paint. I know from experience that Duplicolor and most hardware store brand paints have lots of brown in the pigment.

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I love Tamiya gloss black. I've bought soo many cans of Tamiya spray lately because I love how well they lay down.

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If you air brush,I use PPG black lacquer and cheap thinner from the auto body supply here in town and a pint can will last you a loooong time.I have also had good luck

with black nail polish and the same thinner as it is lacquer also.

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This is some cheap rattle can stuff I had laying around...I think it came from true value

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I see Tamiya TS-14 (black) has been recommended.  A friend told me Tamiya spray lacquers stay soft.  Is this true?

Testors makes Black lacquer in both a bottle and spray can as part of their Custom Lacquer System .

Is Testors black lacquer a pure black?

Mike.

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I did a plastic spoon test using Model Master gloss black, then used Tamiya TS 14 on another spoon. Verdict...the Tamiya TS 14 laid down BEAUTIFULLY ! I'll be using that on one of my projects that's on the bench.

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I tend to use Duplicolor spray cans for most model bodies.   I do have Tamiya gloss black but only for when I want to paint accessories without priming them first

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Here's what DupliColor's Universal Black looks like after color sanding it and clearing with Rustoleum clear. The benefit to this paint is it's not metallic, so you can clear directly over sanded paint..............  :)

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If I can recommend, the best for me is Mr.Hobby (mr.color) GX. It is lacquer paint. So it is hard in about 15 minutes. You must thinned it with Mr.Hobby thinner. GX paints are especially for car model builders.

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I have a jar of Gunze Mr. Color Gloss Black paint #2. 

Is this Mr. Color paint lacquer or enamel?  A friend sent it to me a while ago and I never used the Gunze paints.

If it is indeed lacquer, is it good for painting a car body?

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