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Colin Bishop

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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2007, 07:18:04 PM »

Yes, I used to use the Humbrol varnish a lot but if it was a bit old then you got a dreadful orange peel effect. I understand that the latest stuff has been reformulated and uses a different solvent so you are back with the potential compatibility problems that Stavros has quite rightly been banging on about.
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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2007, 07:20:41 PM »

I varnish my hulls with Johnson's Clear Floor Sealer. This is used by scale aircraft modelers. If you mix in various quantities of Tamiya flat base it will give you a matt finish.

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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2007, 07:27:14 PM »

See new post on Mixing of paint maunufacterers products


I REST MY CASE ;)


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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2007, 07:48:33 PM »

Hi, I use the Humbrol clear cote ( in the glass bottles not tin stuff ) all the time over Tamiya Acrylic paints and Hycote acrylic paints and have never had a problem with compatability, You must thin the varnish down with Humbrol thinners though a 2:1 match.
Never heard of it going off as you describe would more likely be that the temp is wrong and too thick maybe. You can always test a sample over the paint you use on a scrap piece to make sure though.
I personally wouldn't varnish anything with Ronseal except my front door as it goes brittle and cracks and turns yellow with age, just my opinion I guess, but would reccomend that the proper stuff for the job is used. Hope this helps  :)
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2007, 08:15:14 PM »

Seems to be horses for courses, Paul Freshney and others have been using Ronseal for years with no problems. They use the interior variety. Of course, if the model is subjected to extended periods of bright sunshine then you will get some damage. UV light destroys almost everything given time.
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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2007, 08:29:30 PM »

Yep it certainly destroyed my hair  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Antifouling paint
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2007, 11:35:43 PM »

stav it was my FIRST model i built,
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