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Has anybody on here tried to spray Pactra's RC lacquer (their pearl white) over any of the Model Master 2 Stage lacquers on styrene before? I've done it (and almost for that I had :P ) on a lexan body with some success, but is there anything you guys can think if that might be a problem with shooting it on styrene besides needing to clear the livin' snot out of it afterwards?

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I once shot Pactra Pearl White over white primer, and then shot Pactra Candy Red over that with no problem. I used the bottles and an airbrush. It definitely is some hot stuff, but I guess the primer protected the styrene. I don't know about with the MM lacquer, but it seems like it should be OK. Only potential problem I can see is if the Pactra melts the MM and lets it bleed thru. How bout doing a test and letting us know? :(

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I don't know about the Pactra over the Testors lacquers, but I sprayed this one with Pactra RC paint on top of Tamiya primer with no problems. Cleared with Tamiya TS-13.

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If I were you, I would test it on a spare part or a plastic spoon. Which Testors MM paint are you talking about?

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I picked up one of the Lil' Yeller School Bus Show Rods at Tuesday Morning on Monday and was going to try and put the Pactra Pearl White over Model Master's Chrysler Yellow 2 Stage Lacquer. Kinda looking for a School Bus Yellow, but with some pearl to it.

Is that blue Pactra's Metallic Blue by chance Marc?

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I picked up one of the Lil' Yeller School Bus Show Rods at Tuesday Morning on Monday and was going to try and put the Pactra Pearl White over Model Master's Chrysler Yellow 2 Stage Lacquer. Kinda looking for a School Bus Yellow, but with some pearl to it.

Is that blue Pactra's Metallic Blue by chance Marc?

Pactra Aqua Wave, kinda blue turquoise flip flop paint.

You better test that pearl white over the yellow as I don't think it will give you what you are looking for. Get some Tamiya TS-65 Pearl Clear and shoot that over the Chrysler Yellow. That will give you the look you want. I did this over Wimbledon White on my '64 Falcon that it "On the Workbench" right now.

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I don't know about the Pactra over the Testors lacquers, but I sprayed this one with Pactra RC paint on top of Tamiya primer with no problems. Cleared with Tamiya TS-13.

DSCN0369-vi.jpg

If I were you, I would test it on a spare part or a plastic spoon. Which Testors MM paint are you talking about?

Outstanding paint and one fine model. well done sir.cool.gif

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