Re: Not stripping, but painting (Scalecoat II)

Craig Zeni

On Jan 3, 2017, at 3:46 AM, STMFC@... wrote:

2a. Re: Not stripping, but painting (Scalecoat II)
Posted by: edb8391@... bny1889
Date: Mon Jan 2, 2017 4:49 pm ((PST))

Having just used Scale Coat II, be aware that it takes a lot longer to dry and fully cure than Floquil does.
Scale Coat also dries to a gloss finish - fine for decaling. A top coat of Testors Dull Coat or something similar that is alcohol based will reduce the shine and not harm the paint

For masking, I've used Tamaya (? Never could spell that name correctly when away from the workbench) which has a thin, reasonably low tack fine-edged masking tape which worked very well over Scale Coat II after it had cured for two or three days.

I've found that the commercial blue and green masking tape has a higher tackiness which can lift relatively fresh paint. One way I found to use it when needed, is to run a strip of it on a piece of glass rubbing it down well.. Then cut what is needed. Pulling it off the glass reduces some of the tacky-ness.
I am a longtime SC user. It DOES dry slow, relative to the acrylics. But I'm not modeling for speed so I've no problem letting it dry several days or more before using a second color/masking/decaling. I also use the Tamiya tape - great stuff.

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

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