I learned the hard way to always use Scalecoat II thinner with Scalecoat II paint. Mont Switzer
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of John Sykes III via groups.io [johnsykesiii@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flat Black
For dead flat black paint, believe it or not, I have been using Krylon Black Primer/Ultra-Flat. Rattle can only, but it is as black as the monolith! It dries very fast (usually <10 min) and shrinks a bit too, so if you put it on a little heavy, wait until it dries, all may not be lost (as long as you don't have sags or runs).
For black where decals need to be added, I use either ScaleCoat I or II (depending on whether the model is metal or plastic). By the way, I use standard lacquer thinner with the ScaleCoat I and put it in a 200° oven for about 1/2 hour or so to dry. Comes out looking like a new Steinway piano!