Lacquer problem for amateurs

Lacquer problem for amateurs

Post by Grah » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:23:08



My first attempt is not looking good. Tamiya Bright White painted over
Tamiya Grey primer has resulted in too little coverage after one
dusting coat, followed by a too heavy application resulting in heavy
runs!

Does one strip it all off and start again (and if so how do you take
it off)?

Or do you wait (how long?) and sand it down to remove the runs?

Please advise>
Thanks

 
 
 

Lacquer problem for amateurs

Post by Sudesh Bhagwandi » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 00:28:32


rule one of painting white...always use a white primer.


Quote:
> My first attempt is not looking good. Tamiya Bright White painted over
> Tamiya Grey primer has resulted in too little coverage after one
> dusting coat, followed by a too heavy application resulting in heavy
> runs!

> Does one strip it all off and start again (and if so how do you take
> it off)?

> Or do you wait (how long?) and sand it down to remove the runs?

> Please advise>
> Thanks


 
 
 

Lacquer problem for amateurs

Post by Dan » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 01:27:55



Quote:
> My first attempt is not looking good. Tamiya Bright White painted over
> Tamiya Grey primer has resulted in too little coverage after one
> dusting coat, followed by a too heavy application resulting in heavy
> runs!

> Does one strip it all off and start again (and if so how do you take
> it off)?

> Or do you wait (how long?) and sand it down to remove the runs?

> Please advise>
> Thanks

To remove the paint, either use Polly Scale Easy Lift Off (available at
hobby shops) or EZ off oven cleaner (unscented seems to work better), or you
can try Castrol brake fluid.  The basic operation's the same in all cases.
Apply the stuff and wait a while, then use an old toothbrush to get the
paint off and out of the cracks and narrow places.
 
 
 

Lacquer problem for amateurs

Post by Scott Truesde » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 01:58:36


Strip it all off.

Buy Castrol Super Clean cleaner/degreaser at your local auto parts store.
It is a lye solution and will strip the paint without harming the plastic.
Just pour it in a Tupperware/***maid container and set the part in
there. The stuff is caustic so wear gloves and be careful.

For white and yellow cars I prime gray to check for body fairness then
sand most of it off before priming white. When you start to lay down the
color coats you have to mist on lots of VERY light coats to keep the white
from pulling away from raised details. It's a lot easier to lay on the
thin smooth coats if you decant the white, then airbrush it on. Painting
gloss white is an exercise in patience and restraint.

  --scott

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Lacquer problem for amateurs

Post by Grah » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 17:47:00


Quote:

> Strip it all off.

> Buy Castrol Super Clean cleaner/degreaser at your local auto parts store.
> It is a lye solution and will strip the paint without harming the plastic.
> Just pour it in a Tupperware/***maid container and set the part in
> there. The stuff is caustic so wear gloves and be careful.

> For white and yellow cars I prime gray to check for body fairness then
> sand most of it off before priming white. When you start to lay down the
> color coats you have to mist on lots of VERY light coats to keep the white
> from pulling away from raised details. It's a lot easier to lay on the
> thin smooth coats if you decant the white, then airbrush it on. Painting
> gloss white is an exercise in patience and restraint.

>   --scott

Thanks very much for the advice from everybody. It's really good to be
involved in a hobby where people are so willing to give some of their
time to help out.