is forgiving and easy to use. Future/Klear is acrylic paint without any pigment. At the moment i have the Alclad clear coats, gloss and mat stand ready to try, but due to my accident i need to wait a further more to try them out. It works most of the time, but it's not guaranteed to do so. Doing a USAF Thunderbird, plan on using two bob decals over Tamiya fine white primer as color coat. Hi Curt, I use the Aqua Gloss over BMF (and other) finishes, shooting first just where the decals go on. ;-) As where I painting out in the garage. First you need to know from which substances windscreen wiper fluid is made, and this is fairly simple : shampoo, windex, dish soap and methanol that is also present in the windex fluid. After a quick coat of Tamiya X-22, the issue went away entirely. Sometimes the decals are OK, other times they may crinkle up. I was wondering if you help , I am working on my 1/350 scale tos enterprise and i have my base color on the hull which is tamiya acrylic . To avoid the risk I coat decals with Future before I put on the final clear coat, since I started doing that I have not had any problems with damaged decals. If you use TS- 13 over decals test it on spare decals to see how much they can take. I always used Tamiya TS-13 clear over decals and paint on slot cars. You just need to keep certain aspects in mind regarding the painting process. I swear by using Future as my decal solvent. Now Id like to have a flat coat from the can. NOTE: TAMIYA TS paint is not designed to be used with clear Polycarbonate/LEXAN R/C body shells. I'm trying some custom stripes and I'm using Testors clear decal film. Can Tamiyas Finishing polishing compound be used over top coated decals? Final Finishing - Lotus 25 - posted in Scratch building: I recently completed this build for an upcoming proxy for 1.5 liter 1960s Grand Prix cars. This is a good way to use with all sort's of clear coats, and also color coats of different sort's and brands. You've applied misted layers with a thicker final layer of top coat. I then tried Tamiya clear thinned waaaaayyyy thin with Mr Leveling Thinner. I can only get the temp up to about 45-50 degrees and we keep the house at 65ish degrees. The paint will flake off. I am thinking about applying a coat of Modelmaster gloss enamel over the acrylics I use as a way of providing a protective layer, any thoughts on that? Paste is used for clear coates, like pigments are for color coates, the soap will damage those and you get the same result in time. Skill required to apply decals. Is Tamiya TS-80 any good? Everybody has to chose for himself which thinning solution to use, but for me, i stick to the manufacturers thinning products or equal.......example : Tamiya X20A is simply pure isoprophyl alcohol, so i buy it at a pharmacy which is very cheap. You've used Tamiya rattlecan spray paint for you base colors. Clear coating helps to protect the decal from peeling, cracking or sustaining other damage from exposure to the elements. Sign up for a new account in our community. I will give Tamiya X-22 a go since it is Acrylic. Is … Same acrylic based ones, enamel based ones, and even solvent based ones are surely possible. Two follow-up questions: 1. I know, many people would say......yeah right, and i understand that, but i know all of these facts because i was a profesional painter for about 25 years, in a factory that manufactured paint. You've used Patto's waterslide's for your decals. And a clear coat over the decal doesn't seem to help either. TS65 Pearl Clear gives the underlying paint of a model a pearlescent final finish. The following shows the application of a decal to Tamiya’s 1/35th M113 armoured personnel carrier. I understand now that it's laquer based and intended for use over other TS colour coats, but this initial test looks to have gone OK over X-7 Red left to dry for about 48 hours before the clear coat... was that just pure luck? I want to clear coat to protect the decals after they are put on. Now for the question which one to use, i can not answer that. On the next try, I sprayed a couple light coats of Tamiya clear on them BEFORE putting them in water. They seemed to work out OK with that approach. Probably best to not risk it. ... As this is for a car, its a bit out of my area, i only want enough of a gloss to apply decals. Second, the Great Wall Hobby Su-35 of #Flankoff fame. Which, the micro sol and sal started to take up paint. I laid the second coat on a little thicker, and ended up with major orange peel and even plenty of rough spots. Recently I'm struggling with wrinkles of decals when I spray a clear lacquer coat over. Thanks in advance .. Trying to build a hot box this fall to help with curing parts. After spending hours building, I don't want to risk mucking it up with the painting. For clear coats it will yellow in time because of the negative effect of the soap on, one of the substances, the paste. When you add decals to your motorcycle or other vehicle as décor, you will want to add a clear coat over the top of the decal. ... then try painting over the decals with … As for windscreen wiper fluid - the thought never occurred to me. I hate cleaning the airbrush and Ive read a lot of good stuff about Tamiya spray cans. Applying too thick of a layer at one time just creates problems and a surface that isn't glass smooth. It's easy. I have in the past used Windex (an ammonia-based window cleaner) to thin Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, and while it works, it seemed to make the paints less durable (as Carl mentioned), and they definitely dried a little softer. Hate to stat the obvious, but could you use a glass clear coat. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. You've used Tamiya Rattle can Clear as a top coat. Then, you will used a solvent based clear coat like Alclad, that's ok, because you can do that, but only if you airbrush the Alclad clear coat in very thin layers with a pause of several minutes between the layers......why?? It' s a fairly simple explanation, soap is an enemy of paint, because it breaks down some substances that are present in the paint, the most importand is the pigment, that colors the paint. Im lazy. Is it safe to use as a clear coat over airbrushed Tamiya Acrylics (X/XF)? Some people have had no problems simply by spraying light mist coats to cover the decals followed by slightly heavier wet coats. I find it fine with Microset and Mr Mark Setter - I've not seen any problems at all (very thin airbrushed X-22 + Tamiya Lacquer Thinner). Also, because the thickness of the clear coat layer, there will be color disorder, and crackling problems. Allow the paint to be clear-coated to fully cure before applying TS65. The solvents in the clear coate need time to vaporize, if you put thin layers on you're model, then the solvents will not have the time to tackle the acrylic paint underneat, but vaporize in an instand. If you have vintage decals spray them with clear enamel in a spray can from ACE.If you dont clear coat them the old decals will fall apart as you are soaking them.I have used this method many times on bikes and vintage campers.After you spray the decal you have to cut it as close as you can around the edges before soaking,If you dont cut off the excess around the decal you will have big … all the ink came off. And Tamiya's X-22 is a terrific clear gloss; far superior to floor polish in my opinion, and safe to use over most other paints. I have subsequently learnt that this is a known problem in that combination of products, over the weekend at a modeling show I was told to just apply very thin coats of Future. But. Marcel111, But it is a gloss coat. ... at least 24 hours before handling the model — and longer than that if the paint is especially thick or you are going over it with another coat of color or clear. I don't even use it in my car! Thanks for all the replies.  I think I am going to pick up a bottle of X-22 and try it.  It can be used for final gloss coats on my car models if nothing else.  Sounds like the key to good results is to let it cure for several days. Its not any stronger or more durable than any of their other paints if that gives you any indication... Â. I used Solvaset on decals over X-22 Clear without any problems. Windscreen wiper fluid is not something I use. About the fact of laying thin layers of paint.... that's true, better to lay 5 thin layers then to lay one thick one......why?? I've damaged airbrushed coats of X-22 with multiple applications of decal solvent. Modelling experience is helpful but if it’s a first attempt worth ago for the price. This was however, using their original paint formula which Tamiya changed after many people experienced cracking issues with their paints, especially the clear ones. But honestly, they thin and spray so well with Mr. Color Thinner that I simply wouldn't bother. How does Tamiya Clear X-22 Acrylic hold up to decal setting solutions. Make sure to test clear coating over decals before applying to a finished project. will clear coating with matte after decals work with little issue. I don't have the Testors "decal bonder" spray. At the moment i'm looking for a good clear coat to use, previous brands didn't give me positive results. But there nothing better than one's own experience, so you can try yourself and see what you get. Just don't let it excessively pooled over the decals for long periods, otherwise it's possible it could melt the clear coat and possibly the decals too, though I had never had that happened. You can also use the Levelling variety, or even Tamiya's own branded lacquer thinner. I'd agree with Kev -Tamiya X22 is great. An example : you paint you're model with an acrylic based paint, first let it dry for 24 houres. TIA, I’ve brushed Tamiya X-22 onto areas where I later applied decals and it stood up to Solvaset. Great looking car when finished. Just a little bit of this fluid has enough toxic that it will damage seriously you're health. But maybe the most importand fact is the methanol. Great kit from Tamiya. 2. For good decals, gloss coat, apply the decals, then gloss coat again. When you put one thick layer of clear coat, the solvents need a long time to vaporize, and will effect the acrylic paint, with the well know results. All of these thinners are relatively mild, but do a great job on these paints - better than any other alternative I've tried. These decals had a whole other problem – thickness – that we’ll get to in a minute. I'm not endorsing or criticizing the use of Future, just sayin'. As for decal solvents: Microsol and Mr Mark Softer are also ok, but I must admit that I usually take care to apply the decal solvent only to the decal - I wick away any that spill into the surrounding area. If the decals get damaged you have to strip the car down and start all over. Kevin, Dean, any reason you don't thin X-22 with windscreen wiper fluid? It may cost me more, but compared to the cost of the model, it's small. The most importand negative effect is color fading and killing of the uv filter protection. I have a set of Maktar masks I'm kind of dying to try out for the National Insignia. It seems the lacquer thinner (Tamiya) is the best as it takes just the good time to dry. Applying clear coat can harm decals. The formula change happened when they switched to the smaller 10ml bottles. Yep, you can pretty much put anything you want over X-22 once it has cured, save for hot lacquers. Some time ago I experienced cracking of Gunze paint after applying a thick coat of Future. One thing is for sure, these clear coats can used on acrylic coats, no problem at all, that i allready tryed, but i need a good clear coat which give me a smooth and nice layer image. I always wait a few days before applying decals to ensure the X-22 has properly cured. Welcome to HyperScale's Discussion, Picture Posting & Trading Forums, Like a lot of folks, I find myself using more and more acrylic paints.  I usually use the current edition of Pledge with Future Shine Floor Polish as a gloss coat before applying decals.  Some decals can be tough to get to conform to surface features and may require multiple applications of Micro Sol and/or Solvaset to wrangle into submission.  Some of these decal setting solutions have spotted or attacked Future requiring decal removal and repairs to the Future gloss coat.  Is Tamya X-22 acrylic gloss clear any better standing up to hot decal solvents? If the clear edges start to lift or curl, they are starting to burn! It is a lacquer formulation, which brand of clear coat is safe to seal decals? First i wanna say that i also tried previous the use of Future with my airbrush, but for me, that is a no go. Now, I did have it bubble a decal once when I was gloss coating a race car model, but honestly I think it was more me getting heavy handed and not waiting for … Working pressure is approx 12 psiPeter. The clear coat is Krylon Triple-Thick Cyrstal Clear Glaze 0500 (recommended by a Model Maker at work). In general, use the manufacturer's clear coat. After decals, another coat of Aqua Gloss over the decals and overall, then weathering, etc. The answer to this question is an easy one for me: Tamiya X-22 Clear Gloss acrylic, thinned with Mr. Color Thinner. Almost because a label on the top read Do not spray over decals. The paint will flake off. However, I chalk it up more to the paint and clear coat not being 100% cured. Now. The final clear coat can be whatever you want to use for the over all look you are wanting to … Depending on the kind of clear you use, it may also help prevent color fading by blocking UV light. Future is not designed as a hobby clear coat and is not a decal solvent either. Call me old fashioned and conservative, but I largely stick to manufacturers thinners.Â. I used the tamiya spray paint for the black then clear coat over decals. I'm not saying this is the methode, it is just how i paint my models. Once you painted the subject with a acrylic paint, it is possible to use different sort's of clear coats. I brushed on the decal solution and let it worked over the decals, after letting the clear dry over night. I always used Tamiya TS-13 clear over decals and paint on slot cars. Applying clear coat can harm some decals. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, PLANE TALKING - HyperScale's Aircraft Scale Model Discussion Forum. My question are: 1. List of reasons you might want to clear-coat over decals: It’s a safari vehicle or mud-bogger and you’ll be driving it deep into the mud daily, then clear-coating could add a second layer of durability. The first coat was rough, of course, because it was so thin. the first attempt failed as soon as I put it in water. I always clear coat over the top of the decals (for hard bodies). I know loads of people who use Future & all sorts of automotive based chemicals with results at least as good. And Tamiya's X-22 is a terrific clear gloss; far superior to floor polish in my opinion, and safe to use over most other paints. I don't know why their flat coat says not to use over decals. Seems to help prevent them from lifting over time. But it is a gloss coat. After the decals were down, I sprayed a coat of Gunze C181 semi-gloss clear. (I don’t use any other setting solutions.). You could try multiple coats, but i am sure the car guys might have some useful tips. However, the whole affair has left me a little anxious to the problem, I would like to eliminate the risk altogether, so I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a "safe" gloss coat that can be used over acrylics (I use Tamiya, Vallejo, Lifecolor and am moving away from Gunze because of this). For best results allow up to one week. The clear coat it's decanted from a spray can. Mission Models MMP quick clear coat and decal application demonstration video. I regularly use for gloss:Testors GlosscoteAlclad GlossThe original Kleer - PledgeIn each case I start by thinning the gloss to at least 50/50, apply in very thin, light layers and build up the gloss as needed. The paint is Tamiya Acrylic applied with an airbrush. This fluid is the most dangerous part of the the whole windscreen fluid, because it's very toxic. NOTE: TAMIYA TS paint is not designed to be used with clear Polycarbonate/LEXAN R/C body shells. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint. Depending upon the desired finish, I'll then topcoat overall with any of the Alclad II clear finishes, including dead flat. This will prevent the clear coat from cracking due to different cure rates from the paint underneath. Many people have good results with it, but i think even more people encounter issues with it. I hope my explanation is clear, because English isn't my mother language. Hi, I'm not that new to the hobby. Clear-coating over decals might work excellent for rim caps! If you have good results with your decals using future, it's just because the Future acts like a glue and fill the microscopic bubbles between the surface and the decal film, so you avoid silvering and improve the adherence of the decal. Alcohol seems to make it dry faster but sometimes the aspect is not so good and doesn't self-level as good as with Tamiya lacquer thinner. Make sure to test clear coating over decals before applying to a finished project. Cheap price. Don't forget that Future is a floor polish, it's not designed to be airbrushed onto models. You've used Microsoft (or any other decal softener) to firmly set the decals. Just I'm risk averse. Of course, your other option is to just rip the entire decal off and redo it. I have also thought of using the Mr. Surfacer UV Cut Gloss Coats, but am a little anxious about trying out a new product. I may spray a coat of clear then decal and seal with another coat … Kev MikeC , Marcel111 , Bravo52 and 2 others I don't thin X22, I just spray it in very thin layers with a slightly higher pressure than thinned Tamiya acrylic paint. Not meant to criticise in any way. Hard, high gloss finish without having to buff. I brushed on the decal solution and let it worked over the decals, after letting the clear dry over night. ... Decals adhere better to gloss or semigloss finishes. Step 1 In that way the first clear coat layer will protect you're underneat acrylic paint, now you can build up safely you're clear coat layers until you are happy with the result. Since switching to x-22 I have not had any problem with micro sol or set damaging the clear coat. I don't know why their flat coat says not to use over decals. For Polycarbonate applications please use Tamiya … The surface is painted with tamiya pure white spray paint and it left a semi-gloss finish and where some small areas must have got a little more paint it is glossier. Only issue I have ever had was using testers gloss clear out of can last winter. X-22 can be thinned with many different thinners, from water to alcohol to lacquer thinner, with different results. October 3, 2016 in General Discussion. I know, many modelers used this, and say, "that works fine for me", but windscreen wiper fluid causes more then only thinning the paint. I dont think it would attack any paint as you only use a very few and wipe the excess a few seconds after setting the decal. After the decal steps are finished, the locomotive can be lightly weathered as desired. Can Future be applied over X-22 (very modestly)? By color coat and top coat. Make sure to test clear coating over decals before applying to a finished project. Indeed, it will thin the paint, but later it will effect the paint layer. For Polycarbonate applications please use Tamiya PS spray paint. i want to clear coat it gloss so the decals go on nice. Moreover it's not a solvent at all. Allow the paint to be clear-coated to fully cure before applying TS79. With a few materials and a little of your time, you can clear-coat decals yourself. ... Is it safe to use over decals i.e. This will prevent the clear coat from cracking due to different cure rates from the paint underneath. Maybe the paint is too hot? Nothing new. Marcel, I used to thin Tamiya acrylics with windshield washer fluid but found it made it less durable. Acrylic (Tamiya X-22, Future, etc.) Any tips why? The resin shell (Pre-Wing) has been finished with Tamiya rattle can primer. I use primarily tamiya and model master acrylics. I usually thin it with some Tamiya lacquer thinner 1 to 1 and a few drops of retarder. Almost picked it up at the LHS today. Make sure to test clear coating over decals before applying to a finished project. Just don't let it excessively pooled over the decals for long periods, otherwise it's possible it could melt the clear coat and possibly the decals too, though I had never had that happened. But i don’t want the final surface to be gloss . Some years of that career i worked in a labo, and there i learned all this stuff. 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