Customs: protecting Tamiya Color Spraypaint...

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  1. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm finishing a custom and part of the paint aps are done with Tamiya Color Spraypaint olive drab for plastics, which I want to remain flat. Now here's the question; does this paint really need a protective coating, and if so, what's the best one to use?
    In the past, I've found that when I used fusion flat black as an undercoat and Tamiya olive green drab on top, there was a significant color change when I clearcoated it with Testors dullcoat, which actually got WORSE over time!
    So, should I just avoid a clearcoat this time?
    ANy advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Tamiya's paints are lacquer based, so they are pretty strong. If you don't clear them, I think you'll be fine.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that by using Tamiya and Testors that you were mixing two different kinds of paint, which caused the discoloring.

    Keep to Tamiya on Tamiya, or try some Future.
     
  4. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I always use Future for gloss; if only Future did a mat finish we'd be in heaven!
     
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    Add some Flat Base to your Future.
     
  6. gericault

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    Flat base? Is that a Tamiya product? And how much do you put into it?
     
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    it's not just tamiya that makes it. I know that testors makes an acrylic and a lacquer product, but I wouldn't use the Lacquer with the future clear because the future clear is an acrylic as well.
     

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