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I recently tried Don Yost's method of painting using the good ole old Testors enamel small bottle paint, and cheap Wal-Mart lacquer thinner...  I just got probably the smoothest and shiniest paint jobs I ever did (at least before polishing).  I think I can hear Don saying "See I told you so" ! :)

Anyway, this is a clear coat question.  While this is nice and shiny, I do want to clear it.  I bought a bottle of Testors clear.  The label says Testors Model Master Custom Enamel System, but the name is gloss lacquer.  

Did I buy the correct clear ?  Is this clear enamel but just named "gloss lacquer" ?  I don't want to hit my nice enamel paint job with lacquer and ruin it.

JJ  

 

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Maybe Donn will jump in to answer but I would tell you to test. Use a scrap of the plastic from your kit AND a plastic spoon and test on both. Same coatings you used on the model then the clear. That will tell you if it reacts. I don't think so because his method uses lacquer thinner right in the enamel...

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Believe me, the Testors lacquers will not harm the enamel paint.

I've sprayed Testors lacquer clear coat over everything from enamel & acrylic, to bare plastic.

Keep in mind, if you don't want to chance the lacquer, the Testors enamel clear is guaranteed to yellow over time.

Especially if used on a light color.

This '37 Chevy coupe was a very light, almost pure white 20 years ago when I painted it.

Now, as you can see, it's a lovely butternut yellow! :rolleyes:

 

Steve

 

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It's model master enamel systems...only it says gloss lacquer.  I'm thinking it must be enamel.   It already looks yellowed in the bottle, but the model is black so I think it'll be OK.

I wouldn't worry too much about using enamel if the model is black.

But my guess is, if the bottle says "lacquer", it's probably lacquer.

But the Testors lacquers are so mild, I doubt it will matter at all.

As I said, I've used the Testors spray lacquers over almost everything with no issues.

 

Steve

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Believe me, the Testors lacquers will not harm the enamel paint.

I've sprayed Testors lacquer clear coat over everything from enamel & acrylic, to bare plastic.

Keep in mind, if you don't want to chance the lacquer, the Testors enamel clear is guaranteed to yellow over time.

Especially if used on a light color.

This '37 Chevy coupe was a very light, almost pure white 20 years ago when I painted it.

Now, as you can see, it's a lovely butternut yellow! :rolleyes:

 

Steve

 

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Hope all the other parts (headlamp shells, hood) still match...that color actually looks pretty nice!

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