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T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:17:11 AM »


I am brush painting the lower hull on a boat with gloss black Humbrol enamel

I have flatted off the first coat to a dull finish - if I used T-cut on this surface
would it restore the gloss finish?

Anybody know or have experience - I am asking now because I don't
want to go and buy some T-cut and find out it don't work!

TIA

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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 12:56:35 PM »

Hi Richard, Farecla G3 polishing compound, although more expensive, is far superior to T Cut and is water based as well so when the compound starts to dry, a few squirts of water from a spray bottle and away you go again.... I use it all the time for finishing and polishing plugs and GRP moulds prior to waxing...
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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 12:59:22 PM »

no , t cut , nor any of the cutting polishes wont work , enamel only has a shine on its surface . if you try a cutting polish it will leave you with a flat dull finish !
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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 01:02:51 PM »

I used farecla G3 on the gel-coat bodyshell when I built my Cobra
- see my avatar picture (if you haven't already noticed!) - sadly I binned
the remains of the tin when I sold the car - ISTR - it came in a fairly
big tin - there would be an awful lot left over after polishing a 28" hull!

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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 01:13:04 PM »

Sorry, I couldn't tell from your avatar if you used G3 to polish your car, the picture is a bit small......
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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 01:32:50 PM »

 :} - I didn't think you'd be able to see the finish!

Given triumphjohn's comments I think I shall just give it
a final thinned coat once I gave got rid of the last few lumps
and bumps.

Ta for all the advice anyway!


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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 06:39:08 PM »

Give it a final coat, enamel's will NOT polish up after colour sanding


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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 08:40:54 AM »

For Mark @ Marks Model Bits

Pictures of my Cobra..... :-))

2 x pictures attached ...

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I can't upload photos, and, more often than not, I can't view other
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I am using Firefox 12 - could this have something to do with it ?

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Re: T-cut on Humbrol Gloss Enamel
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 08:59:20 AM »

Hi I use T cut to remove gloss! Then I polish with a wax polish this leaves a surface between satin and gloss, good for scale model boat hulls.
I will try the other polishing compound though on the car, thanks for that.
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