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ALCLADE II LACQUER..PROS & CONS..

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IM WANT TO BUY SOME OF THIS AND NEED YOUR FEEDBACK ON IT..

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Which colors? I use the chrome and aluminum finishes regularly and like them a lot. The chrome takes some practice, though, as it requires a very smooth black base. They are quite durable, especially compared to MM metalizers.

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I love the stuff ... I use the Chrome, Brass and Aluminium

The technique I use it get a good finish on the high shine Alclad's is to get a smooth high shine black basecoat, I either use Revell or Testors black gloss enamel thinned out with lacquer thinners, then put the Alclad on using a 0.3 needle airbrush set to around 15 p.s.i and use the airbrush like a brush and try not to spray it like you would with a regular model paint, it's best to do it in light coats, let them dry in between coats, once you get the high shine, stop putting the Alclad on, otherwise it will start to loose the shine,

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The Alclad black base I find is fairly forgiving too. Covers nice and smooth and thin, which is why the chrome overlay will show any scratch that hasn't been smoothed.

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There are no "cons" when it comes to Alclad products. Buy them, use them, love them!

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Greg did a tutorial on it, spray it on at an angle. Supposedly when it is applied properly it doesnt rub off like many have said. I have a bottle on the shelf waiting.....

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The Alclad black base I find is fairly forgiving too. Covers nice and smooth and thin, which is why the chrome overlay will show any scratch that hasn't been smoothed.

I bought a bottle of that at the IMPS Nationals, I'll give it a go when I do my next lot of Alclad ...

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thanks men..i needed to spray some of the steel..

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Which colors? I use the chrome and aluminum finishes regularly and like them a lot. The chrome takes some practice, though, as it requires a very smooth black base. They are quite durable, especially compared to MM metalizers.

I use both products and never had a problem with MM metalizers .. I've heavily buffed and masked them on many projects, just like alclads they have their correct process of applieing them.

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thanks men..i needed to spray some of the steel..

Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.

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Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.

Tim..can i spray it on un-primered plastic ??...i am spraying the Cat D8 tracks..

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Tim..can i spray it on un-primered plastic ??...i am spraying the Cat D8 tracks..

I never spray anything unless I have a primer.

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I never spray anything unless I have a primer.

ok just wonderning..thanks...

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Ok just to throw my 2 cents in, only the chrome needs the gloss black undercoat. I have used steel, aluminum and magnuisum with just a flat black/grey base.

All the high shine finishes require a black base, the others don't need it

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All the high shine finishes require a black base, the others don't need it

ok ..i want to spray the Cat D8 tracks and blade..what color primer..??

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black(primer) works well under all the metallics , only necessary for the chromes

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