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Posted By: Gregory Gunn
Posted On: Friday February 8, 2019 at 11:08 AM
 
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Be careful using Enamel Paint,some issues to consider-
I go way back with Krylon paints.I painted an entire 62 Ford P/U Truck using Krylon spray cans in the early 70,s.It looked pretty good although Earl Scheib would have probably been a lot cheaper.The problems using enamel on models is that it can take weeks for the paint to harden up,even though it feels like its hardened doesn't mean that it is.Enamel finishes can get finger prints or markings from wrapping them up in various types of tissue with tight pressure on the model.I have repaired countless models with wrinkled paint as a result of using enamels.I use Lacquers with a two part clear system that has a hardener in it.I have even used water base flat paint with a two part clear systems.This is just my two cents after years of making mistakes.

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Be careful using Enamel Paint,some issues to consider- by Gregory Gunn #25324
Agree. Enamels can stay soft and be easily damaged for quite a while.. by Graeme Ogg #25324.1
More on paints by John Quilter #25324.2
This is very good advice and I was only holding back before I by Don Anderson #25324.3
This is all very helpful stuff, gentlemen. by David Knight #25324.4
Spray can enamels are always soft and it is that reason that I don't use them. I use automotive by Curtis Parisi #25324.5




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