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Postby 70-1048098440 » Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:29 am

Thanks to all for help with my previous post. I'd like to ask some advice on something else:

I have a sub models that I started more than 20 years ago and managed to save all these years. I started it with a red primer coat of enamel paint. To resume the project does anyone recommend that I continue with enamels, if available, or should I strip off the old paint with thinner and start over with acrylics? Can you paint over enamels with acrylics?

Thanks again for any guidance.
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Postby Seawolf » Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:00 am

Fred :D
I got no experience with the pending model, but as far as I know, for acrylic and enamel.

I usually use spray can paint (not Tamiya's) but Pylox or RJ's - I assume the paint are enamel based.

then for the weathering or effect I applying acrylic by hand (coz' I don't have an airbrush unit), no problem occured.
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Postby Carter » Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:14 am

A question like this recently came up at Hyperscale.

You can use acrylics over enamels, and vice versa, once the acrylics have cured. And certainly after all this time you can use acryllics over or alongside those enamels on your boat. They must be part of the plastic by now.
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