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Lash151

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Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:28:46 PM »

Hi... Could anyone suggest a lacquer that will work on Humbrol matt paint?  I want to paint an area matt then spray it to get a semi gloss finish... I have got some Acrylic car lacquer but I can't determine if this will react with the paint. I have tried some tests but with varying results! Any advice would be good.
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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 03:55:53 PM »

Don't use a car spray, it will almost certainly react. Ronseal polyurethane interior matt varnish should do the job (not the water based quick dry variety). Although matt, it does have a slight sheen. There is a satin variety too but you might find this to be too glossy.

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 03:58:00 PM »

Thanks Colin... I shall try that.
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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 04:19:17 PM »

You will need to thin the varnish if spraying. Paul Freshney, Editor of Model Boats, gets a superb finish on his models and he uses 4 parts thinner to one of varnish and then as many coats as necessary to achieve the finish he wants.

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 05:30:24 PM »

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 06:01:55 PM »

One of these Martin: http://www.ronseal.co.uk/products/ultra-tough-varnish

The exterior variety are essentially the same but contain UV filters which give a yellowish tint.

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 06:12:00 PM »

Thanks Colin

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 06:23:02 PM »

I would say so  :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 06:24:33 PM »

I use the satin fuel proofer (and button cleaner) from  http://www.flairmodels.co.uk/Finishing/Paintframes.htm and have found no problems over enamels or cellulose paints. It also does not appear to yellow with age.

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 08:42:41 PM »

Thanks for all the replies...
Unfortunately I don't have an airbrush at the moment.... I have heard somewhere that there are some for sale for a good price in Lidl... :-))
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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 08:50:46 PM »

Whilst experimenting, I tried some U-Pol Etch primer... it sticks extremely well to styrene card!
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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 09:35:45 PM »

You can thin the polyurethane 1:1 and just brush it on using a fine flat brush - that's what I do.

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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 10:13:48 PM »

Part of the reason i wanted to use flat colour was so i could brush paint... I enjoy hand painting much more than spraying... I like the idea of using the polyurethane as you describe Colin...
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Re: Lacquering Matt Humbrol
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 07:15:35 AM »

I always use Humbrol Satin Cote to finish my models. It gives all the paintwork a uniform finish - even if you have to use gloss paint for some colours.


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