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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2017 15:58 pm 
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Do the problems with Humbrol Clear also extend to the aerosol versions?

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2017 17:12 pm 
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I think that's something different.


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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb 2017 14:44 pm 
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Got this from Humbrol today:
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Thank you for your email, you are correct in your thoughts regarding this the product is very temperature sensitive and correct mixing of the product to ensure that the matting agent is completely mixed before application.
One of tips that you could try is to apply a very thin coat of gloss or satin clear varnish this would dissolve the random white patches.
The Humbrol team are currently looking at this issue.

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb 2017 22:28 pm 
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Not a lot changed over the last three and a half years then :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb 2017 19:08 pm 
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Obviously not! :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 03:44 am 
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This will sound boring I know, but I returned to a Spitfire WIP which had been varnished using Humbrol Clear around Christmas. Whilst it's a splendid gloss, it's still slighty tacky!

I'd never had any problems with varnishes from tinlets, or indeed 'klear'. And like other builders, I rely upon varnish to provide a suitable surface prior to decal application. It's easy to blame the product when things go wrong, but the problems I and others too judging from the messages left on this site, including excessive drying times and 'blooming' do point to a serious and continuing problem.

There is the question of room temperature when applying/setting aside to dry, which on balance I'm sceptical about. But if this is a proven reason for the problems then why doesn't an advisory note appear on the label? I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear of continuing problems with this product even if such notice was provided.

I'm sure everyone is fed up hearing about this, so I'll say no more myself and switch to another product and hope these problems don't appear with it!

There, I feel better now.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 09:52 am 
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No. Keep it going. Still deciding whether to risk it on my latest project. It's a tank so it's not as easy to mess up!

What product was you going to try next?

Has anyone tried that floor shine stuff from Lakeland?


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 17:00 pm 
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I swapped to Tamiya matt from a rattle can which is fantastic providing your first coat is very thin but this works out very expensive so now i use Winsor and Newton Galeria Matt Acrylic Varnish. As i`m a brush painter this is how i apply it and so far its just as good as the Tamiya spray can. Very matt & no frosting.


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 07:01 am 
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Hate to be negative. but I simply would not suggest 'risking' use of Humbrol Clear, even if testing on something else revealed no problems.

Tamiya varnishes were always reliable, and inspite of being acryllic worked well on humbrol enamels. They were a little expensive, but assured a good finish.

It's a shame that can't be said of Humbrol Clear.


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Jun 2017 11:05 am 
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Back again.

Well I just threw caution to the wind and used it on an Italeri Demag 7, with a trailer from Bronco models. It worked fine and no bloom at all. This time the room was a lot warmer obviously.


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Jun 2017 19:04 pm 
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Ah so they never did bother fixing this. Did a lot of work with one of their R&D guys on this doing tests in a real world environment (ie my flat) when this first came to light, nice to see that the work was worth it :rolleyes: Shame really as it had the potential to be a great product.

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