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Difference between Vallejo Acrylic Gloss Varnish vs Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane Gloss

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Hey guys just wanted to get some people to chime in on the difference between these? My understanding is that Acrylic Poly is a much more durable finish and dries quicker.  Would it still be compatible with Vallejo's regular thinner?

What I'm looking to do is to find a suitable acrylic clear for carbon fiber decals. I have a few models that don't have aftermarket carbon decal template support.  So my plan is to use SMS clear carbon decals over a vallejo metallic gunmetal coat. Then clear coat that with one of these products. Once cured I'll mask those areas and respray the interior tub my color of choice.   I use vallejo air paints religiously for interior paints now and I figure all of these in brand paints would be compatible. I've found that X-22 dissolves vallejo and I don't trust the runny nature of Future Floor Wax.

 

So for this sort of application would i be better off with the regular acrylic gloss varnish or the tougher acrylic polyurethane ? Secondly do these paints actually gloss well and hold a shine? Comparable to a future or enamel finish? I assume they dont gloss as well as Lacquer

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There's several similar products from Vallejo as far as I can tell. And there also seem to be products from the old range aswell as the current one on the market. Therefore I suggest that you specify the Vallejo product no.'s in question (e.g. something like "62064"), as that surely will help to solve these mysteries of Vallejo... ;)

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52 minutes ago, Tommy124 said:

There's several similar products from Vallejo as far as I can tell. And there also seem to be products from the old range aswell as the current one on the market. Therefore I suggest that you specify the Vallejo product no.'s in question (e.g. something like "62064"), as that surely will help to solve these mysteries of Vallejo... ;)

I actually just found out that Vallejo has come out with Acrylic spray paint. So i might give those a shot. They have, black, gunmetal, and a gloss clear coat. Sounds like exactly what I could use.

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