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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: jumpin_jack on June 14, 2014, 08:41:23 PM

Title: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: jumpin_jack on June 14, 2014, 08:41:23 PM
Hi guys...its been a while now, well 3 yrs to be exact. (where has the time gone?)
Anyway I've just got Cardiff out of the loft with an urge to get her afloat again, shes in quite good nick considering. The only thing is that the varnish has "yellowed" so apart from pulling her apart and re-doing the paintwork, has a magic solution been invented or an easier way of removing the offending varnish since I last visited these pages?
regards
Phil
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: Stavros on June 14, 2014, 09:44:15 PM
Simple Ans to your Question Phil
 
NO
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: jumpin_jack on June 14, 2014, 09:48:26 PM
Deep joy...could be a work in progress as I try and drum up some enthusiasm then.
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: jumpin_jack on June 14, 2014, 09:50:08 PM
So is it just a matter of a bit of wet and dry then repaint and then reapply the varnish?.
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 14, 2014, 09:54:58 PM
If you are using paint then varnish should not normally be necessary unless you want a matt or satin finish in which case Ronseal Polyurethane Interior Varnish is the stuff to use as it goes on over just about anything. (The exterior variety has UV filters which give a slight tint). However, ANY varnish applied over white paint will tend to show a degree of discolouration so in that case use the correct sheen of white from the start.

Colin
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: jumpin_jack on June 14, 2014, 10:11:26 PM
Thanks Colin, Its just with a 1/96 scale model there is a lot of fiddly bits to try and get round <:(
Title: Re: Yellowing Varnish
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 14, 2014, 10:17:21 PM
As Dave says, there is no easy way back from a yellowed finish apart from recoating and yes, I do appreciate that this would be a very fiddly process on a 1/96 scale model.

Colin