Originally Posted by s.o.f.
Still curious what will happen if I spray the Tamiya acrylic clear coat over the Testors enamel?
If it is a no-no, can I use the Tamiya clear coat on the car now (decaled and painted with acrylic) then use the Testors enamel on top of that for my accent paint and leave it uncoated?
As previously mentioned in this thread, Do Not
lay any laquer (Tamiya acrylic laquer included) on top of enamel......it will "melt" the enamel and likely run. Enamel over laquer is fine.
So.....coat your painted and decaled car with Tamiya and then add the detail bits (uncoated) with Testors enamel. The first 2/3 coats of Tamiya clear shoud be barely misted on, as Tamiya spray is very hot and can easily ruin decals (1/2 hour between mist coats). After the mist coats, you can proceed with the wet coats. You will get better results with light coats.... be patient, you can always add another coat.
Place the Tamiya spray in a sink with hot tap water for a minute or so before spraying......it will not blow up!.....this pressurises the can somewhat, the added pressure will help keep the paint particles small as they exit the nozzle.
If you wish to tone down the Tamiya Semi Gloss you can use some 6000 grade polishing cloths, or Tamiya coarse compound.