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petermodel

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Hi all,

About to put the finishing touches on a 1/32 spitfire mk9 by Tamiya and had a question regarding the clear coat prior to decalling. The main camo colours are tamiya AS30 and AS31, the issue I'm concern about is the yellow leading edges I've airbrushed with XF3 yellow. Is it safe to use TS13 clear coat over a XF colour. Will it eat away at the paint ? Any other clear coats that I could use (don't have access to "future" here in Aus.

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TedUSA

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I'm no expert but one will answer this I am sure. Paint some scrap plastic with the yellow and try the clear coat?
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from what i have read TS-13 can be a pain, I'm still not 100% what effect it can have on acrylics but on solvent based paints like the TS range you either have to get the clear coat down within an hour of the final coat of paint or after 4 weeks, as the differences in solvent evaporation times means that eventually ( could be months) the clear coat will crack.

have you looked into any other acrylic clear coats? i use future but i also use alclad Aqua Gloss which is essentially the same product. i use these over both acrylics, enamels and lacquer based paints.there is a whole host of gloss coats out there that are great for acrylics.

i would strongly suggest what ted said about doing a trial piece to see hot the TS13 responds to the acrylic.

hope you find something that works for you.

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petermodel

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Thank you for the responses, I've also read somewhere about the 4 week curing time! I'm not that patient unfortunately. The alclads is a pain to get here but I've picked up some" Humbrol Gloss Cote" and will give that a spray threw my AB on an old model to see how it goes. Any had any experience with this stuff?

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Laurie

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Peter I have recently used Humbrol Clear over Tamiya and also Tamiya over Humbrol Clear with out problems.

Humbrol Clear is in my opinion far better than Johnsons Klear. You can do all that you can with Klear. It is a very thin coat
which will not clog detail. It also has a far superior durable finish. You can also build up a really high gloss by applying more
coats.

Humbrol Clear.
gives all the ways to use it.

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Digger1895

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Quote:
Originally Posted by petermodel
Thank you for the responses, I've also read somewhere about the 4 week curing time! I'm not that patient unfortunately. The alclads is a pain to get here but I've picked up some" Humbrol Gloss Cote" and will give that a spray threw my AB on an old model to see how it goes. Any had any experience with this stuff?

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Hi Peter, I don't know the specific answer to your question but am just replying about you saying Alclad Aqua Gloss being hard to get here in Australia. I'm in Brisbane and my nearest hobby shop sells it and it can also be bought online from BNA World.

I use Aqua Gloss for all my clear coats that need a gloss finish and even though I'm still a noob I've never had any problems with it.

I apologise for the late response as I'm also fairly new to this site.
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petermodel

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Hi Laurie, the humbrol clear worked well, I tried it on a spare kit and it turned out well although it does take 3 -4 light coats to get a gloss finish.

Hi digger, I'm also in Bris! I've just ordered the Aquagloss and some other Alcads threw my local hobby store for my upcoming Mustang build. Looking forward to getting my hands on the aqua gloss as it's a 1-2 coat instead of 3-4.

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