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This stuff any good?


Shelby 427 1965
06-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Well lads, saw this stuff on eBay, was thinking about getting.. I'm really liking the look of the wet look lacquer I'm seeing around different forums, so I was wondering if any of you have used it?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ML-Aerosol-2k-Clear-Lacquer-Wet-Look-Gloss-Smart-Repair-Top-Coat-Paint-/220914699230?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item336f8acbde#ht_1115wt_821

Cheers!
- Tomo

turbothirtytwo
06-11-2012, 04:39 PM
how can be something of 2parts in one can?

roymattblack
06-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Haven't used it but I've got a can on order.
I'm going to try it on an 'old' kit already built/painted to see if it makes any difference.
Roy.

leafs004
06-11-2012, 05:03 PM
how can be something of 2parts in one can?

http://coastairbrush.com/proddetail.asp?prod=3680061

I've used this 2-part clear, and it works by separating the two compounds inside the can. You activate the hardner by pressing a peg on the bottom, then shake well. Once activated, you have 24 hours to use it before it turns solid. Not cheap, but cheaper than having to buy clear and hardner. I was able to clearcoat three 1/12 scale cars, plus three 1/24 scale cars with a minimum of 2 coats. I am very happy with the results.

icon_modeler
06-11-2012, 08:21 PM
http://coastairbrush.com/proddetail.asp?prod=3680061

I've used this 2-part clear, and it works by separating the two compounds inside the can. You activate the hardner by pressing a peg on the bottom, then shake well. Once activated, you have 24 hours to use it before it turns solid. Not cheap, but cheaper than having to buy clear and hardner. I was able to clearcoat three 1/12 scale cars, plus three 1/24 scale cars with a minimum of 2 coats. I am very happy with the results.

I live right up the street from Coast and I have a can of this clear. Can you tell me if it is decal safe. I have two 1/24th Martini 935's I'd like to clear coat but that is a lot of hard decal work to cover with a clear that I'm not sure about. Any input would be great. Thanks!!

leafs004
06-11-2012, 09:50 PM
I've had very mixed reactions with decals. I always make sure they are very dry, but some decals react poorly, the edges start to wrinkle, while other times they do not. I have not had a problem with newer Tamiya decals, but I have had issues with other decals and some aftermarket ones. I would not recommend using the clear on the Porsches as your first subject. I can take a few pics to try and show you some of the results but it is so subtle that you may not be able to see it.

icon_modeler
06-11-2012, 11:31 PM
I've had very mixed reactions with decals. I always make sure they are very dry, but some decals react poorly, the edges start to wrinkle, while other times they do not. I have not had a problem with newer Tamiya decals, but I have had issues with other decals and some aftermarket ones. I would not recommend using the clear on the Porsches as your first subject. I can take a few pics to try and show you some of the results but it is so subtle that you may not be able to see it.


Thanks for the info. The cars are a mix of old and new decals. I'm sure they are dry enough, they have not been touched in two or three months:runaround::runaround:

This leaves me with not many options. I guess I need a practic model, wait, that was what these are supposed to be :banghead:

My problem is that I feel more then comfortable with a spray can. I have some Zero 2K clear but I have not used an airbrush in almost 30 years and do not want to start on these cars.

Wish me luck:smile::smile:

jano11
06-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the info. The cars are a mix of old and new decals. I'm sure they are dry enough, they have not been touched in two or three months:runaround::runaround:

This leaves me with not many options. I guess I need a practic model, wait, that was what these are supposed to be :banghead:

My problem is that I feel more then comfortable with a spray can. I have some Zero 2K clear but I have not used an airbrush in almost 30 years and do not want to start on these cars.

Wish me luck:smile::smile:

Good Luck! :)

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