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  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
gloss coat or dull coat
Posted by NewB71 on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:11 AM

My '49 merc is just about done. Decals etc.,but I have one question,do you recommend applying a coat of either gloss or dull coat over the paint and decals?

Thanks

Bob

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, January 25, 2019 3:43 AM

That is your choice, depending on the look you are after.  Both are popular looks in the 1:1 world.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:45 PM

Thanks for the info. Will be posting pics abter I apply top coat. Speaking of posting pics,I assume I have to have them at a hosting site,correct?

Bob

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:31 AM

Yes, and there are many of those.

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:51 PM
you may need a gloss-cote if you are trying to apply decals to a flat paint, only to allow them to lay down properly. the top coat over everything depends on what final look you want.
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  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:01 PM

Well let's put this topic to sleep. When I painted the car,I started with 2 coats of model master primer,followed by 2 coats of Tamiya arcylic metallic blue. After sufficient dry time, I applied the decals followed by 2 coats of decal setting solution. Up to this point everything went well. Paint looked,decals were flat and conformed to body parts. I then decided to apply a coat of gloss coat. The minute the gloss coat hit the blue color it loosened it and streaked it over the decals turning the orange in the flames to a very pale blue to bluegreen. To say that I was horrified is being kind. I mean leaving out (F) bombs and other cuss words. Well anyway the car looks like it was finished by a youngster and iks now ready for the scrap heap.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:20 AM

Don't scrap it, it can be salvaged.  If the decals are one of a kind and irreplaceable than you will need to change your direction.  For a muffed up paint job, just drop it into a small tub of Purple Power, 91% ispopropyl alcohol, or some other similar cleaner.  Once the body is clean, wash it good and try again.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:42 AM

It's not the paint job that got f---ed it was the decals when I applied gloss coat. It either loosened the body color or there was residual color in the bruch.Either way the decals were ruined. I'll have to try and post a picture so you  see what happened. Still haven't been able to post pics because everything I read indicates pasting photo in BB. If I can't post a photo then I might do something else. Lightly sand the body,lightly scrape the decals,change the body color and try and replace the decals.

What I ended up doing was scraping off the decals and then sanding the areas where decals were and also as much of the rest of the body that I could. Now I need to get new paint and proper gloss/dull coat. I'm also going to try and find new decals.

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    December, 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Sunday, February 17, 2019 7:51 AM

What type of gloss coat did you spray over the acrylic blue and decals?  And were the decals kit decals or aftermarket decals?  Sounds like serious incompatibility.

 

I have been chicken to spray bodies with Tamiya Acrylic bottle paints, let alone clear over them.

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