Acrylic on enamel

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Kobus
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Acrylic on enamel

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to scale modelling, so this might be a stupid question.

Can i apply a acrylic clear coat over humbrol enamel paint?

Many thanks
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Re: Acrylic on enamel

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Thank you so much for the warm welcome JimD, much appreciated!!

And for the advice, thanx a mil, been getting lots of mixed information with regards to that.
Will test it out on some left over parts.

Again, thank you
I'm sure I will have more questions for you in the future!! :D
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Re: Acrylic on enamel

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This is something i was curious about myself. I was always told you couldn't, but i figured you maybe could since once its dry its essentially all the same stuff.
Although i did hear a little rumor that you couldn't go the other way because the solvents in the enamel eat the acrylic.
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I completely agree with Jim. Acrylics can be used to cover enamels. I do this all the time : a Future coat before decal and an flat coat to finish.
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I moved this topic to this place. Fits better here, I think.

@ Kobus:
Nice to have you around here! Never hesitate to ask and have fun! :)
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Kobus, welcome! Please introduce yourself in the Member Intro area!
Glad to have you with us and looking forward to seeing your work. Keep the questions coming.
Good advice gents.
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Thank you Thomas_M and LyleW for the welcome messages, really appreciate it!!. Feeling right at home!!

Nice to meet such a cool bunch of fellow modelers!!
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