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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:46 AM

JayVee
At this point I'll just add this one to the list of my model painting sayings:

"The other can was great so this one will be too!"
"I won't have to prime this car."
"That Testor's enamel should be dry by now."
"There's just enough left in the can for one more coat."
"This clear coat will make those decals look great!"
"I'm not worried about polishing those edges."
"This airbrush and propellent can are going to work super!"

and my all time favorite:
"I won't do THAT again!" Big Smile
 

Add this to your list. "I'm not concerned about the  Future  micro-cracking because the paint has cured long enough. "

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Posted by mishalah on Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:12 PM
Hahahahahaha.....yup! :)

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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  • From: SW Missouri
Posted by kustombuilder1 on Saturday, April 3, 2004 8:28 PM
I just painted 2 models with Krylon Fusion, and had really good results. Of course, even though the Fusion says it bonds to plastic, I primed both bodies as usual first.

My wife's '40 Ford by Revell turned out so good that I didn't even have to polish!!
Smooth as glass.

Oh, the instructions on the can says "re-coat within 24 hours or after 7 days."

They MEAN it! This is true with any enamel though.

Only one bit of advice----- NEVER paint anything without primer first.Big Smile
Darrin Setting a new standard for painfully slow builds.
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Posted by JayVee on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 9:18 PM
At this point I'll just add this one to the list of my model painting sayings:

"The other can was great so this one will be too!"
"I won't have to prime this car."
"That Testor's enamel should be dry by now."
"There's just enough left in the can for one more coat."
"This clear coat will make those decals look great!"
"I'm not worried about polishing those edges."
"This airbrush and propellent can are going to work super!"

and my all time favorite:
"I won't do THAT again!" Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 3:57 PM
I agree about the bad can, did you call Krylon? 1-800 4KRYLON or www.askkrylon@sherwin.com. They do answer you. My big disaster was a 1970 Trans Am mustang that the perfect looking paintjob crazed. I emailed Krylon about it and they did answer. It wasn't what I was hoping for but I did get a reply.

Now that you mention it, I have a can of Red Fusion that did the same thing. I have had crazing problems with some of the AMT snap fast cars that have the wet looking plastic. In particular the 1950 Chevy pickup. I was a glutton for punishment on that one. Got bit 3, count em 3 times. Each time I thought I knew what I did wrong only to be "crazed" again. Finally resorted to fine sanding, then priming. No more crazing.

JayVee's right, this could be the new "Never Ending Story"
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Posted by JayVee on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:23 AM
glenncon, that's the worst, because you're so close to being finished! I had a sweet finish on a '62 Chevy, four coats of Black and Blue pearl, fully wet-sanded and ready for a final coat of acrylic lacquer, reached for the wrong can, and well...you know the rest. As this thread morphs into "Painting Disaster Stories", I bet it will be the longest thread on the site in no time!
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Posted by JayVee on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:16 AM
Your right karbuildr, I love the way it dries fast and hard. Very forgiving stuff to work with, too. Suits my short attention span well! I plan to get one more can of the dark orange to try on the this '32 sedan once I strip off the orange blobs.
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  • From: Howell, NJ, USA
Posted by glenncon on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:14 AM
Had Tamiya Clear Spray Bomb eat into Slixx Decals...***!!!, I was almost home free. Just When you think you've won. I sanded down the krinkles and reapplied the decals. You never know, can't take any steps for granted...ever.

http://photobucket.com/albums/v242/glenncon/ Glenn Conigliaro

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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 9:54 AM
I just tried Krylon Fusion for the first time. I sprayed a 69 Mustang #2330 Sunbeam, a very bright yellow. I primed with Plasti Kote sandable light grey primer first, then sprayed it right out of the rattle can. I usually airbrush, but wanted to give this a try out of the can. It dries really fast, and hard as a rock. Yellow being a light color, it took 4 light coats to cover the primer. I had some light orange peel, mostly because of the humidity where I live, but I like the paint. No runs or drips either. It's kind of a thick paint, but not as thick as regular Krylons, so next time, I'll spray it into an airbrush bottle and thin it down. I agree with the others, it sounds like you just got a bad can JayVee.
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Posted by lacquerjack on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:10 AM
spray cans often have a short shelf life. some seem to last years, others weeks. Unfortunately, we can't tell whether it's been on the store shelf (or in their warehouse) a day or six months (average shelf life). High solids sometimes harden in the bottom of the can as well. Crazing happens often when lacquer is used, Priming is always a good idea, but make sure it's compatable with the topcoat. Also, colored plastics are often softer for some reason, so react more to strong solvents. I'm currently trying to find a barrier coat that will work with lacquers as well as urethanes. The chemical make up of most paints has changed drastically the last few years so what was available even a year ago, may not be now.Sad
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:37 AM
jayvee, yes it is, i just dont understand why the fusion works great on some things, but not other's. Banged HeadBanged HeadBanged HeadConfusedConfusedConfused

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Posted by Drackopolis on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:45 PM
I hate paint gremlins....They always surprise ya when you least need surprises...that goes with any paint i reckon.

I shot my Caddy today and i knew better since it was raining...I'll be doing that one over again.
I'll resume my building in the morning if it is raining, no work on rainy days and it's looking like a pretty rainy week.
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by JayVee on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:07 PM
FIREMODELMAN, that's such a drag, isn't it? Just when you think it's foolproof, the paint gremlin decides to mess with ya.
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Posted by JayVee on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:57 PM
I suppose it could be a textured finish in this particular color, but the black Fusion went on so nice and smooth that I'm not so sure. I've got some white, yellow, and red to try out on some flames so we'll see how they work.
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:55 PM
i think maybe you just got a bad can, i have been using it for a while now, and have never had that happen to me. one thing i have noticed though, is on my two most recent builds, the boyd's hauler, and an AMT jeep, on the boyd's truck(testors kit), the paint came out like a mirror, no orange peel, nice, on the AMT jeep (using the same can of paint) the whole paint job"crazed" on me. on both models i did not use any primer,anyone think maybe this could be because of the different plastic's in these models?? i also used it on my 59 caddy ambulance, no problems with it either?? just seems that the gray AMT plastic wont except this paint right??

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Posted by mishalah on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:25 PM
Maybe it was supposed to be textured.

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by roadhawg on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:12 PM
ok, post again and let us know. i thought about trying that stuff.

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 JayVee on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:48 AM
not yet, but I will soon.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Monday, March 29, 2004 8:59 PM
sounds like a bad can. did you try another one???

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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Krylon Fusion warning
Posted by JayVee on Monday, March 29, 2004 8:02 PM
I had great luck using Krylon Fusion black over the weekend so I bought some Fusion Sun Dried Tomato (kind of a dark orange) to use on a different car. I warmed up the can in water as usual, and started spraying the car, assuming all would be fine. Wrong! I would have been better off painting the thing with real tomatoes! Huge globs came sputtering out. I changed the nozzle, still a mess. No idea why there was such a difference between the cans, but beware!

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