Re: Rust-Oleum Dead Flat Clear Finish

Bruce Smith


My approach is very similar to Chuck Cover.  I use spray cans of Model Master Acryl black on ALL my brass models as a primer coat, and then typically top coat that with acrylics with my airbrush. The Model Master spray bombs work great and the paint is fantastic, with very fine particles and a nice ability to self level.  I honestly wish that there were more colors that I could use for top coats in that line.

As a note, I have had nothing but terrible results from Dullcoat in a spray can. 


Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

From: STMFC@... on behalf of tgregmrtn@... [STMFC]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 1:24 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Rust-Oleum Dead Flat Clear Finish

How many guys here use spray cans to paint their HO Scale equipment? In today's world why wouldn't you have acquired even the most economic airbrush?  
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Greg Martin  
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Norman Maclean
In a message dated 1/15/2017 3:12:25 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:

At yesterday's Great Train Show I talked with Joel Bragdon, the weathering powder entrepreneur, about base and finish coatings for use with chalks and powders.


He mentioned that Rust-Oleum announced a new coating last March called "Dead Flat Clear" and that he likes the product. Here is a photo link:


I did a little searching and found that Home Depot and Lowe's both carry it.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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