I finished painting several HS's and hands today and when I sprayed them with Testors Duull cote they began to turn white as they dried. What can I do to fix this. Very frustrating after spending a whole day painting them.
OH man, it looks like it wasn't shaken enough. I've had that problem occur once and its cause i wasn't paying attention and just shook it like nothing and sprayed. Not just did i spray away though, I believe i sprayed too much as well. Quick tip is to make sure you rigorously shake it and spray in a quick fan motion and make sure you don't over spray, cause you can always wait for the first coat to dry and then just fan on another coat. I feel your pain on this one, i had to strip it all over again and paint it, what a headache :-(
Oh man this is not sounding good. I've been procrastinating painting these and then in a burst of excitement I did seven today. Three out of those seven are frosted, all the hands are bad.
Back to the ol drawing board I suppose.
This will be my last go round with Dull cote. :fit
Hey Boogie... I've always had good luck with putting the Dullcote in a warm cup of water for awhile. I think Boot25 suggested that once. It does come out nice and even then. I've never seen it frost. I hate to hear your hard work was damaged.
Frosting's a bastard. The only thing I'd try other than removing it all over again, is trying to apply a layer of thinned down brush on lacquer on top, with the hopes that it would even it out and disguise it, and then re-spray with DC. I've never tried that though.
Sorry to hear you had troubles, best of luck with salvaging your projects as well. I can definitely relate from having 1/6 finishing issues with the Dremel, regular paint, the Xacto, etc. So far my experience with Dulcote has not led to any mishaps ( thank God ) I have used it in several light coats, applied with a quick fanning motion - I think it's an airbrush technique I read about a while back, but seems to apply well to Dulcote. I agree with the above that shaking the can - even between spraying - and applying the Dulcote at a consistent temperature, in a moisture free environment can help. I have also placed spray cans ( although paint in this case ) in warm water to heat the paint to room temp. That seems to help with viscosity and dry time. Might be a good technique for the Dulcote as well. Again, best of luck with salvaging the stuff you worked so hard on.
Well seems to be one option so tonight its a Acetone bath and later this week I'll start fresh, damn shame is the eyes where really looking good on these HS.
I guess a burst of inspiration can be shattered by a moment of forgetfulness.
Kinda like when you where a young man on that hot date, everything goes well and then you sheet it up :sadpace
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