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  • Member since
    May 2020
Why Mr Color
Posted by PlasmoPhil on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:28 AM

Hi there,

I tried for the first time Mr Color Super clear III, as a lot of people seem to love it. I used other clear with great result (Gravity color, Tamiya) and with no problem at all...but the gloss super clear III is creating a mess, Im afraid to use it now.

It's like its shooting spider net from my airbrush (Iwata eclipse)! Its all white also, a bit like the mist you can get with matte varnish. At least I was able to correct it by applying it with a brush. Its weird, because if I try again with tamiya clear, everything is fine. So it doesnt seems to be my airbrush.


I have two bottles of super clear III and both do the same thing. Its though to understand how to use it as everything is written in japanese...

I thin it 50-50 with Mr Color thinner 400 (tried 30-70 and 70-30) and try it with Tamiya lacquer thinner retarder (same result)...I also try without thinner to test if it was a reaction with the thinner...same result...all ghostly white and long strings...

I could obviously stick with tamiya (easier to find also in Canada), but i want to understand first what I do wrong.


If someone can educate me on this, Ill appreciate.




  • Member since
    October 2014
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:21 AM
My son had the same thing happen with their rattle can clear. He said it was like silly string coming out of the can.
  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by PlasmoPhil on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:50 AM

yes exactly, but it does it with the bottle of mr color (mix with thinner for my airbrush), not with a can. Its a bit like its dry before touching the model. I know sometimes a can may act very weirdly because of the temperature, but it first time I see that with my airbrush. Also, i doubt its the temperature, it was perfect and all my other paint/clear work flawlessly.


  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: Lead City South Australia
Posted by freakshow on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:01 AM

Use this and you will have no problems.

Pre mix the whole jar, 18ml of super III , 27ml of levelling thinner.

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  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by PlasmoPhil on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:43 AM

I used it today, works perfectly...thanks!!!


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