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Acrylic Paint Question

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Acrylic Paint Question
Posted by metalmad on Friday, January 28, 2011 8:20 PM

Primered my interior  seats and dash with Model Master Enamel primer so the question is can you paint over it with Tamiya semi black acrylic ? Will I have any problems using two different paints covering each other and what should I thin the acrylic with or not thin it. Yes I'm painting with airbrush(Paasche) 

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Posted by vwdave92 on Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:18 AM

I'm not so confident in acrylic over enamel.  I've virtually eliminated enamels through the use of timaya or duplicolor primers and acrylic brush paints.  I would grab your interior colors in enamel and use those.  Mixing types of paints often leads to less than ideal results

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Posted by amani on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:03 PM

i have no problem with tamiya acrylic over MM/testor enamel, do that all the time, but need the enamel to be fully cured, and the acrylic is applied thin coats. i leave enamel for weeks or months to dry because i have mulitple projects so i can afford the wait

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Posted by Lonewolf15 on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:13 PM

Cut the enamel with cheap laquer thinner and you'll only have to wait a day or so for your parts to be dry and ready to play with !

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Posted by Lonewolf15 on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:26 PM

Metal Mad .

                  Why not use Testors Semi Gloss Black ? This way , you won't have to worry about compatability issues . Cut it with cheap laquer thinner  at a 2 to 1 paint to thinner ratio and the parts will be dry in a day or so . It makes for a beautiful black interior ! Also , another point , you don ' t have to prime with the black semi gloss on any of your parts . Shoot it directly on to the plastic with a couple of light to medium coats of the black.

                   When using enamels , you don't have to prime any of your parts . With a couple of nice even coats , they cover bare plastic quite nicely . By using the primer , your are adding an extra thickness to each and every one of your parts . Given the thin and delicate nature of certain parts appearance , you make them look larger and mishapen when too many coats are applied ! Easy solution , forego the primer step !

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