Metalizers and sealing coats

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Metalizers and sealing coats

Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:21 pm

So I did some experimentation with Model Master buffable metalizer paints for a client's build, and while the paint looks awesome after you buff it, when I sprayed it with Testor's metalizer sealer, they ended up looking like I hadn't buffed them at all. Buffable metalizers are really delicate though, so I was wondering if there was a way to seal the paint besides that.
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Post by Rocketeer » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:36 pm

You might try an acrylic clear. The reason that the shine goes away after clear-coating a metallic is that the thinner in the clear attacks the surface, allowing the aluminum particles to orient themselves any old which way. TI suspect an acrylic clear won't interact with the surface a lacquer- or enamel-based clear would.

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Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:06 pm

Thanks for the tip. :) I'll give it a try on a piece of scrap plastic and see if it helps.
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