Customs: Clear cote confusion! Advise needed!

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  1. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'm confused.
    I've been working on a custom Breakaway. Dyed the plastic, base coated with Krylon Fusion Camo, painted with Tamiya spray colour for plastic...everything's fine so far.
    Let it all dry...
    But then I sprayed Krylon Clear coat, and the paint underdeath has changed colour in spots!!
    Tried using Tamiya Dullcote instead, and the same thing happened!
    WTF! THis hasn't happened before...colour me confused?
    Any ideas on what's going on here guys?
     
  2. Boggs6ft7

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    How thick of coats did you put down?

    When I clear cote, I always do it in very very thin coats, as to avoid paint lifting. The first coat is usually just a dusting.
     
  3. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    It may have been a bit thick, but that doesn't explain a change of colour...or so I'd have thought...
     
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    Too thick can lift the paint off and affect the color underneath.
     
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    was the paint fully cured, or just dry to the touch?
     
  6. gericault

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    Fully cured; I was away for two weeks, so the Tamiya paint was as dry as could be expected...
     

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