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Hey all, I have been modelling for a while now and I heard some guys mention about Dupli-color Perfect Match paints. I know that Canadian Tire carries loads of supply of Dupli-color paints, but I still have a few queries about how to use em.

1. Are they more toxic than tamiya TS acrylic paints? Would it be fine if i spray Duplicolor outdoors with a mask (not respirator)?

2. Would it be okay to spray Testors gloss enamel over it?

3. Would it be okay if i use tamiya primer under the dupli color?

4. Any other advice on using Duplicolor?

Thank you

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1. YES

2. No, I use Testors Clear Lacquer over Dupli-Color

3. YES

4. A lot of builders use Dupli-Color as the paint matches many colors seen on the roads today, and there's quite a variety of colors as well.

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1. Are they more toxic than tamiya TS acrylic paints? Would it be fine if i spray Duplicolor outdoors with a mask (not respirator)?

Yep. Wear a respirator. Your health is the most important thing.

2. Would it be okay to spray Testors gloss enamel over it?

It should work, best to test on a spoon or spare hood or something. 

3. Would it be okay if i use tamiya primer under the dupli color?

Again, it should work. It's hard to do better than Duplicolor primer. I usually put it under everything.

4. Any other advice on using Duplicolor?

Get a good clear. Most every Duplicolor I've used, dried matte. I'm sure some of that is the humidity, but it polishes out fine and then I use the Testors Lacquer Wet Look Clear.

 

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I don't think Dupli-color are any more OR less toxic than other paints.....treat them all with care.

I use dupli-color primers under everything......get some gray #1699......you'll love it.

Edited by Dave Van

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I use Duplicolor for most of my bodies.  In your experiment it's best to use the same brand / type of paints or your first go.   Per what Dave says above the Gray #1699 is my staple primer.  

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The advice above is all good.

Toxicity of rattlecan paints is all about even.

Testors lacquer clear is my particular choice. It dries MUCH faster than enamel, has no yellow tinge you sometimes get with enamel, and will sand out and polish to a beautiful gloss.

Tamiya primers are fine, but Duplicolor makes a great primer product line in several colors and builds (high-build for covering rougher bodywork, for instance). The Duplicolor primers ARE hotter than Tamiya, so you may get a little crazing of the plastic if you hammer it on too thick.

The "matte" finish Jantrix mentions is usually a function of humidity being too high. Jantrix lives in Florida, so there you go. This is Duplicolor shot straight from the can, no polishing or clear, over Duplicolor high-build primer.

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As far as metallic colors go, two notes to be aware of.

1) SOME metallic colors can be polished out with no clear, and they'll look great. Some will get streaky and blotchy if you try to sand and polish them, so test first. The ones that get blotchy need to be cleared BEFORE you try to sand and polish.

2) Generally, the colors that have "mica" or "pearl" in their names have a finer-grain-size metallic particle, and look more scale-correct than colors called "metallic" (which can look like bass-boat or dune-buggy monster flake).

 

 

 

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Agree with most all of the comments above.  Never tried the Duplicolor primers.  Have always used the cheap Walmart primers with Krylon acrylic clear.

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Agree with most all of the comments above.  Never tried the Duplicolor primers.  Have always used the cheap Walmart primers with Krylon acrylic clear.

Were you aware that some of these products are enamel-based? They do have an odor that can be offensive to some users, and I have a feeling that this odor is a good sign of a higher level of toxicity. So, if you spray them outside, you'll be OK, but in a confined space, this might be more harmful than other types.

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Were you aware that some of these products are enamel-based? They do have an odor that can be offensive to some users, and I have a feeling that this odor is a good sign of a higher level of toxicity. So, if you spray them outside, you'll be OK, but in a confined space, this might be more harmful than other types.

PEOPLE NEED TO USE RESPIRATORS, even when spraying outside.

I wouldn't be giving out advice on a particular chemical's toxicity based on smell, if I were you.

The chemical weapon "mustard gas" can be odorless.

QNB (Iraqi agent 15) is odorless.

Lewisite smells like geraniums.

Phosgene in low concentrations smells like new-cut corn.

Sarin is odorless.

VX is odorless.

CS and DM are odorless.

 

 

 

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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To avoid inhaling large amounts of paint odors, I think that wearing a respirator while painting will help considerably.

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PEOPLE NEED TO USE RESPIRATORS, even when spraying outside.

I wouldn't be giving out advice on a particular chemical's toxicity based on smell, if I were you.

The chemical weapon "mustard gas" can be odorless.

QNB (Iraqi agent 15) is odorless.

Lewisite smells like geraniums.

Phosgene in low concentrations smells like new-cut corn.

Sarin is odorless.

VX is odorless.

CS and DM are odorless.

 

 

 

Agreed!

Smell has little to do with how dangerous a particular paint is for your health.

Coming from 25 years of drywall & paint work, an example of this is the fact that many common household latex paints, when airbourne, can be much more detrimental to your health than many oil based paints, which have a much stronger smell in general.

 

Steve

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You can spray enamels over lacquer, but you cant spray lacquer over enamels........it will "craze"

Depends on the paint.

There's absolutely no problem spraying Testors lacquer clear over enamels.

Testors lacquers are very mild.

"Craziing" is the term usually used when a "hot" lacquer paint actually reacts with the plastic itself causing it to "wrinkle".

 

Steve

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Depends on the paint.

There's absolutely no problem spraying Testors lacquer clear over enamels.

Testors lacquers are very mild.

"Craziing" is the term usually used when a "hot" lacquer paint actually reacts with the plastic itself causing it to "wrinkle".

 

Steve

How'bout  Tamiya lacquer over enamel? 

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How'bout  Tamiya lacquer over enamel? 

That I'm not sure of.

I use almost no Tamiya paints.

I use very little Testors paint for that matter.

I use mostly MCW paints for airbrushing, & Duplicolor from a spray can.

Both are very hot & you would not want to use them over anything not designed to handle automotive lacquers.

 

Steve

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That I'm not sure of.

I use almost no Tamiya paints.

I use very little Testors paint for that matter.

I use mostly MCW paints for airbrushing, & Duplicolor from a spray can.

Both are very hot & you would not want to use them over anything not designed to handle automotive lacquers.

 

Steve

Thnx, Steve!

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