Re: Flat Black

Mont Switzer

I learned the hard way to always use Scalecoat II thinner with Scalecoat II paint.  Mont Switzer

From: [] on behalf of John Sykes III via [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!

-- John

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