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justboatonic

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Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »

Anyone know if these paints paints on a hull are waterproof!? Will said paints 'float off' if not waterproof?!
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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 11:02:27 PM »


Am properly wrong but I would never trust a matt paint to be water proof but that's just view  I would sooner use a good paint then get the finish I want with a good varnish.  I use Ronseal matt, semi,egg shell.
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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 11:22:39 PM »

There has just been an interesting discussion about matt paint being waterproof on the model boats forum. It's worth a read, but it ended with confirmation from Halfords that their matt black spray is waterproof.
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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:20 AM »

I have to agree with Howard all my models are sprayed in a Matt /Satin finish but I always spray a top coat of varnish. If you want a Matt finish then use a Matt varnish. A Matt finish left  unprotected will soon become very dirty and grubby but that may be the finish you would like to see. . On the net just type in are Tamiya acrylic water proof the answer you will find. But I would like to bet if you could contact Tamiya the would recommend a coat of varnish over the top of the paint
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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »

The discussion on Halfords matt black is on this forum in the painting and finishing section. It is a obviously a very different product to Tamiya model paints.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61857.msg652159.html#new

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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 06:20:53 PM »

On reading the comments of this thread makes you realise why all ships / tugs etc are painted in gloss paint, at least it is waterproof until the gloss wears off with the salt spray then the deckies get going with the paint. nemesis
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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 06:39:23 PM »

Yes, most full size ships are painted with gloss for obvious reasons but that doesn't work for scale models unless you want the dreaded toy boat effect. So you need a compromise of a nearly matt finish which will stand up to the sort of use our models get. As always, it is about compromises. Life's like that!

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Re: Tamiya Matt Acrylic Paint
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 09:56:03 PM »

OK, cool. Thanks for the replies.
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