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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 1 week ago #1

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I have Matt cleared the turret on my T90A on the top one half is Matt wI'll other has gone semi gloss .I would usually put paint or varnish to it looks wet so I'm not sure if temp (been spraying and 15-16 degrees )or putting to much on and I'm spraying at a pressure of about 20 PSI

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 1 week ago #2

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I only use their rattle can so can't help. Perhaps it hasn't mixed properly, but that is usually only a problem if you brush it on. Perhaps have another go with another mix.

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 1 week ago #3

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So here's a photo of the problem and I use a Tamiyas X-20A thinner .
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Henry, here are some clear simple instructions for using XF-86 its tricky and either does odd things or cloud and spot.

Step 1: Open Jar and Stir Thoroughly
Step 2: Close jar Proceed to kitchen
Step 3: Open Bin
Step 4: Place XF-86 in bin and buy Vellejo Matt Varnish.

I hope this helps mate, fantastic looking turret mate wow!

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 1 week ago #5

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Henry, here are some clear simple instructions for using XF-86 its tricky and either does odd things or cloud and spot.

Step 1: Open Jar and Stir Thoroughly
Step 2: Close jar Proceed to kitchen
Step 3: Open Bin
Step 4: Place XF-86 in bin and buy Vellejo Matt Varnish.

I hope this helps mate, fantastic looking turret mate wow!

that bad is it and I do have a bottle of Vallejo Matt varnish.

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its awful!!! i've given all mine away to a chap who just end up binning it..... i always got clouding, thinned it, sprayed in nice warm temps..... ruined two models done...

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 1 week ago #7

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I've found it ok, not as good as Gunze flat, but I've never had any issue with it drying glossy.

I did have one jar that tended to leave small white specks on the finish, but that may have been a bad batch as I haven't had that problem with subsequent jars.

It does need a very good stirring, and I've only ever air brushed it.

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I have a stirred of what felt like a minute and sometimes when I tryed on a test peaces

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My Badger 105 has a .3mm needle will Vallejo Matt varnish go though ok unthinned

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yeah i sprayed it neat, if you have a clear coat already on it it may take several passes to go flat, thats what i found but its good!!!!

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Is Tamiya s X-20A ok for thinning it

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 6 days ago #12

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the velljo? honestly never tried?

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 3 days ago #13

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I'd be wary of thinning any vellejo paint with an alcohol based thinner like X-20A. It sometimes causes the paint to congeal. However I've never tried it with the matt varnish because I use Gunze Matt.

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 3 days ago #14

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It seemed to work ok when I painted my firefly

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 2 months 3 days ago #15

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I've always used the tamiya clears and never had an issue. I do have a battery powered paint stirrer which might help but otherwise I mix approx half and half with x20a thinner and spray away. A trick to get a better finish is to spray a mist coat of straight thinner right after the clear coat, this helps it level out nicely and get a smoother finish. But lately I've been using the gunze aqueous ones and they perform in much the same way.

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I thin it about the same as my paint

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Tamiya XF-86 flat clear help 1 month 3 weeks ago #17

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I use the AK Interactive Ultra Matte Varnish. Very flat. Needs a few thin coats. Straight out of the bottle, shake very well though.

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