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Which Wash.

03-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Hi all, I am currently building a Lotus Type 78 and would like to add a wash to the engine which I have painted with Alclad II. I have no idea which type of wash to use for this. I have several types of ready made wash including Mig, and Vallejo acrylic. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
Cheers, Jay.

03-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Try some black or grey oil paint (from an art shop), thinned with white spirit. This works great. Apply and wipe off as necessary. 1 tube of paint will last years.

03-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Be aware of what base coat you used underneath the alclad. Some thinners I've used with oils in the past will pull the paint from underneath the alclad. I coat with alclad aqua gloss before washes and it is much safer to do.

03-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Try THIS ( tutorial form MPWR. I use it and have always been very happy with the results.

BTW the Tutorial Thread ( is often a good place to start when you have questions (or even just browse to discover answers to questions you didn't even know you needed to ask ;) )


03-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I will try the artists oils and see how I get on. Great tutorial by the way.

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