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post 4 Mar 2013, 20:15
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Evening all.

Does anybody know if halfords clear lacquer will work to varnish a model painted with phoenix paint? I recently bought an aerosol matt varnish from phoenix and the results were awful, so much so that immediately after I had to clean off with thinner. I've read similar experiences online

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post 13 Mar 2013, 17:48
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I tried Halfords lacquer and i would not advise it. if you want a semi-matt "factory " flnish go to your local Games Workshop and buy Citidel Purity seal.

I have used this with Humbrol, Railmatch, Pheonix and Revell enamels and all acrylics. You can varnish a coach or loco with one pass usually so it will not hide detail.

Not cheap at 9.50 but wil do at least a dozen models. Before using wipe the model with soapy water to get rid of handmarks and leave to dry.

If you want to see some results send me your E-mail address.

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post 14 Mar 2013, 02:33
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*** Unless they have changed the paint type (solvent type) you do need to be very careful with the citadel clear coat - it definately can craze humbrol enamels and others if applied in other than very gentle, thin coats. It is however a really nice aerosol with a fine spray.




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