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RWH

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Satin Finish
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:57:17 PM »

Hi,


I am starting my first scratch build using a Kingston Mouldings "Lady Margaret" fiberglass hull. I would like to do a satin finish on the outside of the hull and my question is, is it better to spray with satin paint and use a satin clear coat or spray with a gloss finish and used a satin clear coat?


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Bob
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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 07:07:23 PM »

Shouldn't make any difference but you might find the satin finishes a bit too glossy. Often the nominally matt finishes will have about the right sheen for a model.

As always try out on test pieces first.

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 08:14:30 PM »

Hi Colin,


Thanks for you quick reply. If that is the case, I think I just may go ahead and use gloss paint because I will be apply a stripping tape on the side of the hull and I believe it will adhere better to a glossy finish and then use a matt finish for final coat.


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Bob
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T33cno

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 08:23:31 PM »

Example
Satin on primer
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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 08:33:44 PM »

Hi T33cno,


That looks really nice. Do you happen to have a sample of something with a matt finish?


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Bob
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T33cno

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 08:35:53 PM »

No sorry but you can matt the satin with very fine wire wool or spray over it.
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T33cno

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 08:37:48 PM »

I guess the untreated primer on the hull would be as near as dammit
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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »

Hi T33cno,


Hmmm, that primer does look a bit too flat for my taste. I think I would like to have just a wee bit more shine but not much.


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Bob
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T33cno

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 09:50:30 PM »

More recent pic all lacquered
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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:23 PM »

Thanks for the updated picture T33cno but I cannot tell anything from it as it appears to be mostly in shadow which makes proper evaluation difficult.


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Bob
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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 10:02:22 PM »

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Re: Satin Finish
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 11:38:47 PM »

Yes, that looks very nice. Thank you for your efforts. I really like that look.


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Bob
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