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Clearing with duplicolor over plasti kote

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I have a few clears, one in particular that I am really wanting is the dupli color.

Will this clear work with this paint? I've got the paint to come out like I wanted. So I don't want to mess it up.

Edited by Kaleb

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Posted · Report post

Lacquer over lacquer will work. Read the labels to make sure they both are.

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Posted · Report post

Should work...but the emphasis there is on the "should". It doesn't always.

When in doubt, always shoot a piece of scrap with the combo you want to use. Preferably from the same kit the body came from.

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Test first. Duplicolor clear is relatively "hot", so, yeah...

Also, why experiment on a good paint job? Use what has worked for you before and leave the experiments to spoons or other people's models.

Edited by Erik Smith

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Posted · Report post

Lol well, what always works for me is to never clear coat my cars.

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If it is a solid color, I don't clear - it will polish out just as well as with clear. And when i do clear, i never cross - mix paints, even if they both are lacquer, or both enamel. For me, ALWAYS Duplicolor over duplicolor, krylon over Krylon, etc. You may try other mixes, but why take a chance ?....Follow the manufacturer's reccommendations ALWAYS, IMHO....Even if it works NOW, you may get a reaction months or years down the road ( speaking from 40 plus years experience....)...'Z'

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I go with what Steve mentioned, duplicolor over duplicolor. I have been painting for years with duplicolor and used their clear with great results, but when I use the clear on top of any other laquer it will shine but not as good as if it was on duplicolor.

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