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wheres the shine
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 6:43 PM
Just finished spraying Tamiya Clear on my blue metallic '64 GTO (goat)
and it looks duller now than it did with just the paint jobConfused
This is the first time I've used this product, I normally use Model Master
High Gloss Clear and the model ends up with a really good shine. But, I've read so many good comments about Tamiya that I thought I would try it. Did I do
something wrong? I used Model Master (enamel) for my color coat.
Any help would be appreciated. Stoney
P.S. This is one of those RARE times when the paint went on smooth and
and only had two dust particles in the paint Big Smile So I'm hoping I didn"t
ruin it.
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 8:02 PM
sounds like all you need to do is polish it out. it will probably look good then.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 8:59 PM
wow realy had that trouble.. ummm i use this over 90% of any clear thats out there even a lot of the Automotive stuff will not touch that clear.
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Belfry, Ky
Posted by jneace40 on Sunday, January 11, 2004 10:05 PM
Had it just rained outside, was it cold out, were aare you spraying; inside a temp controlled area or outside? "Wide Open Til I meet God"
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    November 2003
Posted by raisin27 on Sunday, January 11, 2004 10:42 PM
i use tamiya paint almost exclusively.........but i never mix brands of paint, they dry, or "gas out" at different rates. in your case i think the trouble might be using a laquer base paint over the enamel.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 11, 2004 10:56 PM
if he did that it would crack.. But the othere way enamel over laquer it would not hurt it and give's a nice shine specialy after being polished.
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:03 AM
listen up carefully that tamiya stuff is one of the best there is cus unlike enamel it doesnt build up and have ripples or hide details.

what you need to do is to rub and polish it out use

3M Polishing Compound from an auto supply store

the bottle that says for professional use and removes 1500 or higher sanding marks on the back

that would make your car shine like you wont believe - no ripple no orange peel.

I got the idea from this dude
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:04 AM
dust particles no big deal just use polishing clothes everybody here knows it do a search.


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