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 Post subject: Re: Metalcote Paints
PostPosted: Fri 13 May 2016 21:36 pm 
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I ditched Metalcotes long ago, when it first came onto the market it was cutting edge and worked very well, but over the years the formulation seems to have changed and to put it bluntly it's pants now. There's lots of metallisers you can choose from these days that work without any hassle.

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 Post subject: Re: Metalcote Dilemma
PostPosted: Sun 15 May 2016 23:15 pm 
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Slammer88 wrote:
I'd like to ask you guys something. Are you using Humbrol 27001 & 27002 ? Aren't they meant to be polished after spraying ? :!:

What I do is get some very fine sand paper which is good for wet&dry sanding. Something like 1500 or 2500 grit, then very lightly and with water, sand the surface down. You might/probably will, have to do a re-paint then do it again.

I get a result like this :

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I'm currently doing this which is in the process of a wet&dry sessions :

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By the way, these are brush painted -------

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 Post subject: Re: Metalcote Dilemma
PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016 13:57 pm 
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Seems already better than mine. It's quite interesting that they sell them as "buffable" paints, but only 27003 and 27004 are polished into a great shine. 27001 and 02 (at least the ones i own) are far from being buffable. They are simply indistinctive from Humbrol 11 or 56.. :shrug:


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