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Metallizers
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 6, 2004 6:41 AM
I just purchased Testors Model Master Metallizers and will be using them for the first time. I have a couple of questions and am seeking advice: Is it first necessary to prime before airbrushing the metallizer, or can it be used on bare plastic? What is the thinning ratio for the airbrush mix?
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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, February 6, 2004 6:47 AM
You can spray them over bare plastic, in fact primer makes them less effective, the smoother the surface, the better, and bith the small bottles and spray cans are airbrush ready.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Friday, February 6, 2004 9:33 AM
I love Metalizers! I even brush paint with them on occation!
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Posted by dag65 on Friday, February 6, 2004 11:26 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Andy Lilienthal

I love Metalizers! I even brush paint with them on occation!

I agree , this is an excellent way to detail. One can also custom mix colors to suit their needs
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 6, 2004 3:44 PM
DO NOT thin MM Metalizers. If you look at them in the bottle, they are already quite viscous (looks like the consistancy of water) and you need to mist it on in light coats because it will run easily.
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Friday, February 6, 2004 6:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Ken B.you need to mist it on in light coats because it will run easily.


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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 6, 2004 6:34 PM
more on the subject (regarding sealer):

http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1211
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 9, 2004 9:04 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jvaillancourt

more on the subject (regarding sealer):

http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1211


Yes, that sealer is horrible. I have ruined 5-6 awesome metalized surfaces using that sealer before I learned my lesson and stopped using it. I think Future would do the trick if you let the metalized parts cure long enough. Not 100% sure on that, though.
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, February 9, 2004 12:27 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Ken B.

DO NOT thin MM Metalizers. If you look at them in the bottle, they are already quite viscous (looks like the consistancy of water) and you need to mist it on in light coats because it will run easily.

hmmmmmm that would be quite thin or lacking viscocity I believe, that is if I paid attention in science class.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 9, 2004 12:29 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dag65

QUOTE: Originally posted by Ken B.

DO NOT thin MM Metalizers. If you look at them in the bottle, they are already quite viscous (looks like the consistancy of water) and you need to mist it on in light coats because it will run easily.

hmmmmmm that would be quite thin or lacking viscocity I believe, that is if I paid attention in science class.


exactly...it looks like silver colored water in the bottle.
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Posted by warra48 on Friday, February 13, 2004 3:45 AM
Don't thin metalizers. Use a low pressure in your airbrush, and mist on multiple coats.
The final finish is very dependant on your preparation. It will show ALL sanding and scratchmarks, so use a good polish first to get a very smooth surface, and airbrush straight onto the polished plastic. Do NOT use primer. If you need to use filler on joins etc, use superglue as it polishes like glass. Don't use regular fillers as the surface is not smooth enough, and will always look grainy under metaliser. For small items and fine detailing, you can use a brush to apply it.
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Friday, February 13, 2004 12:57 PM
QUOTE: I think Future would do the trick if you let the metalized parts cure long enough. Not 100% sure on that, though.


Ive done that before and I didnt get a great finish. However I have sprayed to two mixed together and one right after the other. I get some good looking finishes somehow.... You might want to try this but test it somewhere first as to not mess up the item that your painting.
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Friday, February 13, 2004 1:17 PM
I also use these Metalizers on a lot of chassis and engine parts but don’t limit yourself!
I painted the fenders on this Vantastic with Exhaust Metalizer and clear coated with Testors enamel.

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