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Testors Dullcote 1 month 4 weeks ago #1

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Hi all, does anybody use Testors dullcote? I'm wanting to use it over Tamiya acrylics which have had 2 or 3 gloss coats.....wondering if lacquer will attack acrylics...

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Testors Dullcote 1 month 4 weeks ago #2

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I use dullcote rattlecans and have for years, and have never had any problems over acrylics.

However do make sure everything is well cured, and do make sure it isnt horrible wet weather. Some people even warm up the can in warm water to avoid using it too cold.
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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #3

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Not at this time of the year. AK interactive alternative is much easier to use.
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Thanks for that.....seems this stuff is affected by cold. I'm going to try getting AK cheers,
Nick

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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #5

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I've never had issues with cold and using Dullcote, but there again my basement isn't exactly working outside, I've been using Dullcote for about 8 years and swear by it, I've got and tried all the other dullcotes and varnishes, AK, Ammo, Vallejo, Tamiya etc I probably have them all and all the other pretenders, nothing has come close to Dullcote in ease of use over any surface. Maybe it's because I mist it on through my airbrush, usually cut to 50/50 with cellulose lacquer thinner, I don't know but all I know is it's really good, and I'd be happy to stand my stuff up as witness ;)
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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #6

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I use the dullcote and glosscote and never had problems with either
I mix it 50/50 with Tamiya X-20A, yes I know its acrylic thinner but when I bought the testors I didn't know it was lacquer lol.
I still have no issues with it at all and all of my paint is with acrylics, 99% of which are tamiya

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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #7

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AK needs no thinning just a quick shake and light coats.

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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #8

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Yeah but it has a tendency to bead up I find and you need multiple light coats to get the same finish one blast of Dullcote gives you.
End of the day it's what works best for the individual.

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It does you can go too quickly. But working more and more with paints that fit that style of application its something that quickly fits in with that approach and they always give excellent results.
And Ive found the AK option easier to get.

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Testors Dullcote 1 month 3 weeks ago #10

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Considering you were an absolute hater of AK and Ammo acrylic paints, it's good to see you coming to the Darkside :D

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Still not an Ammo fan! Have the new formula Hataka to use soon.
Real colour working great now I've the mix right!

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I suppose that's its all about, I was lucky I guess in that I've not had any issues with any of the paint systems I've tried. I've got a heap of real colour but not used any of them as yet so I can't speak for them.

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