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Hi all.
I have a question.
I have an old painted model that I cleaned up, and it looks like I did it years ago with both gloss and flat enamal paints, not waterbased.
I have looked for a flat clear to spray over the whole thing, but all I find is flat acrylic or lacquer.
Is any of these safe, where the colors underneath won't look like the paint is cracking?
I know you can't do this with auto paint, but I'm not sure with model paints.
Or, would anyone suggest thinner into a clear gloss enamal?

Thanks,

George :cool:
 

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At this point, whatever paints you have used are completely cured, so it doesn't matter what you use - acrylic, enamel, or lacquer - provided you don't spray on too heavy a coat of clear. Best to use an airbrush and spray on thin coats.....

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I use Testors Dullcoat in a spray can all the time. It says lacquer but it is NOT what I would call a lacquer and is perfectly safe over enamel and acrylic paints. Just make sure the model is clean (dont want to seal dust down onto it) and cover up any clear parts since the spray will fog them white.
 

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Well,
I used it today, but found a problem.
The decals shivered up, wrinkelning up.
Oh well, it was old.

George :cool:
 
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