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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
For all that use a clear coat, is it really neccessary?

Are the results that much better than going with out?

I have used it with minimal sucess in the past, however, I'm thinking of starting to use it again.

Any tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated :feedback

Thanks :cheers
 

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Clear coat protects your paint so Id definatley use it. It gives a really glassy shine to your models and enhances the colour beneath!! thats with metallics! With my models i only use prof 2 pack car paint and then spray and bake it in a professional 1:1 oven. Cant beat two pack... I prepare all my car bodies before i go down to my friends spray booth/oven and primer/sand/colour/clear coat in one day.
 
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Domin8 is right 2pac will shrink any decals that you apply yourself.... Clear in a can is fine for spraying over them if you do it in fine tacky coats to start with and then do a full slightly thicker coat....Stay away from Testors Clear Spray!!!! it destroys other manufacturers paint!
 

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Ben Pratt said:
Domin8 is right 2pac will shrink any decals that you apply yourself.... Clear in a can is fine for spraying over them if you do it in fine tacky coats to start with and then do a full slightly thicker coat....Stay away from Testors Clear Spray!!!! it destroys other manufacturers paint!
No problem if I use with Testors paint, right?
 
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Say you used Tamiya undercoat and colour you wouldnt use the Testors clear to coat it the Tamiya paint will blister like hell and you will have to start again

If you have used Tamiya products try and stay with them for the clear coat or use something like a Anchor, Dulux, or Taubmans clear coat

dont mix the Testors with the other model ones
 
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Well, I was going to post some pics of the shell tonight, but you guys insisted that I shoot it with a coat of clear. :lol
 
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Well I shot the clear coat tonight and it cured in pretty good time with some help from heat gun. :giggle.

I was going to do a simple interior, but I think I'm going to do a detailed interior as well.

I'm really looking forward to completing this mod, so I can start on my Orange Z06 :giggle
 

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DiecastX said:
Well I shot the clear coat tonight and it cured in pretty good time with some help from heat gun. :giggle.

I was going to do a simple interior, but I think I'm going to do a detailed interior as well.

I'm really looking forward to completing this mod, so I can start on my Orange Z06 :giggle
Sweet @s!! can't wait for them both Darrick!! :drool :drool
 

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DiecastX said:
Well I shot the clear coat tonight and it cured in pretty good time with some help from heat gun. :giggle.

I was going to do a simple interior, but I think I'm going to do a detailed interior as well.

I'm really looking forward to completing this mod, so I can start on my Orange Z06 :giggle
"Patience is the name of the game" Darrick :cheers
 
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I think freaking bird crapped on the hood :confused

I left it outside to finish drying and came back and the hood had some poop on it. Luckily it was already cured or I would have been really upset :lol
 
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DiecastX said:
I think freaking bird crapped on the hood :confused
Stupid bird probably didn't like the color... :lol :lol :lol

Glad to hear that you don't have to do a repaint. :danbanna :cheers
 

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DiecastX said:
I think freaking bird crapped on the hood :confused

I left it outside to finish drying and came back and the hood had some poop on it. Luckily it was already cured or I would have been really upset :lol
ROFLMAO
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
That was a first!
PS: You're not serious, are you?
 
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