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Trying to find something budget friendly either being rattle can or automotive paint. 

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I been using TAMCO 2k clear but I have airbrush and this is the best clear I have used so far

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Tamiya TS-13 or sometimes Modelmaster clears.

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I typically spray DupliColor paint (rattle can or airbrushed) or fingernail polish. I use DupliColor clear on both.

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Depends what I'm clearing, you didn't specify that.

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3 hours ago, DPNM said:

I typically spray DupliColor paint (rattle can or airbrushed) or fingernail polish. I use DupliColor clear on both.

Duplicolor clear straight from the can for me as well.

Easy to apply, readily available, and durable.

Good enough for me.

 

 

Steve

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Duplicolor Clear, or TESTORS Wet Look Clear.

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Tamiya X-22 thinned with Mr Color thinner or Mr Color leveling thinner. Next would be Tamiya TS-13. All this might change doing glossy schemes.

Don

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Mostly Dupli-color clear and color these days... i have used Krylon recently to get a color I wanted...

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6 hours ago, slusher said:

Testors wet look clear.

best spray clear I've ever used

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I use a 40 % off coupon to buy my Testors Wet Look clear at HL.  Still over priced but this helps a little.

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Tamiya TS13 or Testors Wet Look for gloss.  Krylon Colormaster Satin for satin clear.  Testors Dullcote for dead flat clear.

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Testors Dullcote!   Yea, I'm really not a shiny guy!

When I do a shiny paint job, in most cases the paint itself gives off what I call the proper "in scale shine". In real life cars are not mirror shiny unless they are show cars.  The only times I will use a clear coat is when the color coat requires one, as I do use a lot of Duplicolor automotive paint.  For instance my recent 1950 Ford Jitney bus used a Duplicolor red that dried flat, as it was a two part color on the 1:1 car.  In that case I used Tamiya TS13 which comes out perfect every time!

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