Re: Tamiya Flat Clear TS-80 spray can

Eric Hansmann

I’ve had sputtering rattle cans of Dullcoat ruin freight car finishes. I swore those off many years ago. I had used rattle cans of Model Master Clear Flat with good success before I set up a spray booth.


I now prefer to use the airbrush to spray Model Master Flat Clear Acryl with a few drop of the appropriate freight car color to add a chalky appearance to start the weathering process. The flat + drops of color also cuts the whiteness of decals. You can compare the before and after on a boxcar in this blog post.





Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN




From: <> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tamiya Flat Clear TS-80 spray can


Am I all wet or are those of us who have stuck with the tried and true flat and/or gloss finishes by

suppliers such as Scalecoat and Testors really missing something? From all the complaints viewed

herein over the past week I think most of these new flat and clear finishes leave A LOT to be desired.

I'll stick with the older ones. As we say here in New England, "If it ain't broke don't fix it"


Cordially, Don Valentine

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