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What clear coat?

Turbo Monster
08-06-2004, 12:57 PM
I've tried using future, and I find that it is a pain to use, more than a help. I know it's not exactly bulletproof, and I have trouble spraying it on in even coats. So, although I'm still going to use it as a dullcoat (which works great by the way, if you mix it with windex and x-21 tamiya flat base correctly.) I'd like to know what clear coats you guys have used with good results!

Thanks! :smile:

Turbo Monster
08-07-2004, 02:56 PM

Nobody knows what clear coat they use? :screwy:

08-07-2004, 03:09 PM
I mostly use DupliColor. However, you have to be careful what you spray it over. If you spray it over an enamel color, you will have a disaster. If you spray it over Duplicolor laquer, the results are beautiful.
I have used Tamiya clear, but only over other Tamiya colors. I`m not sure how it turns out over other enamels/laquers. As is well known, with Tamiya clear you have to either spray it on immediately after the color, or wait for the color to fully cure (2-4 weeks at least!!!). That is the main reason I avoid Tamiya when I can.
This model was done with all Duplicolor laquers, including about 10-12 coats of clear:

08-07-2004, 05:17 PM
i use dupli-color to, its the best., for enamel paints i use krylon crystal clear

08-07-2004, 05:34 PM
Any automotive two parts epoxy clear is a right choice!!!
I use PPG epoxy urethane clear and I've used over acrylics, enamels and laquer without any problem!!!

Turbo Monster
08-08-2004, 04:21 PM
Do you airbrush that, or is it a spray?, it says two part, but I'm not sure..

08-08-2004, 05:54 PM
ppg is 2-part, you have to mix in a hardner. and you need an airbrush to apply it, plus that clear can get expensive

08-08-2004, 06:07 PM
Do you guys who use two part urethane clear have any trouble cleaning it out of your airbrush? Or does it clean up with automotive lacquer even when it has hardened?

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