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tambikeboy
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Postby tambikeboy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:42 pm

Right china's just painted 2 tanks one last week on a warm day one this week on a dull day last week's tank is nice and shiny (warm day )this week's tank is dull just like matt finish (dull day ) should i have preheat tank before painting any tips welcome (don't say wait for a good warm day we only get 2 a year)... :oops: p.s same paint tin.
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Re: Paint

Postby Charles uk » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:10 pm

Have you got any mates on the warm side of the border, you could post them to?
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Re: Paint

Postby Oyster 49 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:15 pm

I finish my tanks with Halfords petrol resistant lacquer, so before that is applied I rub down the gloss coat with 1500 grit wet and dry. This gives the lacquer something to key to and also makes it easier to slide the decal transfers into position.

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Re: Paint

Postby tambikeboy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Cheers just tried it again only this time i preheat it first and kept the heat gun on it whilst spraying waiting for results (not went bang yet). :lol:
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Re: Paint

Postby AusAnzani » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:42 am

It pays to warm the part, and the paint if possible.

If you're using a spray can, try placing it in a container filled with warm water for a few minutes ie before spraying.

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Re: Paint

Postby tambikeboy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:25 pm

Job done once again heat is the answer cheers china's :lol:
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