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Hover Tim

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Humbrol question
« on: October 13, 2015, 08:42:43 PM »

I am currently repainting an SRN6 Hovercraft it was painted with Humbrol Gloss so I have used this for the repaint to get a good match but, my question is what do I use to protect the paint work.  I normally use halfords spray paints and there for laquer but I am not sure if it will craze.
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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 09:48:14 PM »

Hi Tim


Dont think Humbrol needs a laquer overspray, Enamel is not usualy a paint which fades, however if you decide to spray, use some paint on scrap material, allow to dry then spray it, see if it reacts or not.


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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 10:02:32 PM »

thanks Jarvo one less job to do
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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 10:20:23 PM »

Hi Tim use humbrol clear varnish satin Matt or gloss are you coming to meeting tomorrow.

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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 06:11:39 AM »

Yep stan i will be there with my 2  :-)
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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 08:55:18 AM »

Halfords spray paints are solvent-based and will almost certainly bubble and lift the enamel. Humbrol make some clear coatings (in gloss, matt and satin) but they are eye-wateringly expensive and only available in bottles.
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Re: Humbrol question
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 09:17:00 AM »

Use polyuretheane varnish, it will go on fine over Humbrol. I only use matt or satin but you can get gloss as well. Ronseal, Rustin's and Blackfriar sell it. See recent post here:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52588.0.html

Makes sure it is the proper stuff NOT the quick dry variety.

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