Group, I've just finished painting a diesel with Weaver Scale Coat gloss black.
I bought a can of Scale Coat clear flat to overspray after aplying the decals.
I tested the flat on a boxcar and found it to be too flat for my taste. Does
anybody make a satin clear finish? The only things I see in train stores are
flat and gloss.
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On 2/23/04 10:07 PM, in article
firstname.lastname@example.org, "SAIL LOCO"
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Every so often, I have inquiree about a substitute for DullCote. It works
well, but the small cans will eat your wallet alive if you need a lot of it.
Well, a week ago, I was at the local Hobby Lobby (no, I don't work there or
even own stock) and they had a product that was from Crafts Etc. It was
clear acrylic spray and was available in both the Matte and Glossy finishes.
I tried a can of the Matte. In the past, similar Matte products have still
been pretty glossy; this one wasn't. It left just a faint sheen... maybe
only about 20% of glossy. Anyway, I used it to seal some decals that I put
on a prepainted Athearn reefer and it seems to work really well.
Now for the best news... an 11 oz. can of this stuff costs $4.47 per can...
that's not a whole lot more than the cost of one of those small cans of
As always, I'd suggest that you try it on a scrap piece of whatever with
whatever kind of paint you are going to use, but my first experience with it
has been very good.
Look up the thread; there were other suggestions as well.
Since Dulcote is a lacquer, years ago I invested in a quart of gloss
and flat furniture lacquer from regular paint store. I mix them to
get desire satin I like.
You might just add a little Scalecoat gloss to the flat ...
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