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Which paint?
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
While preparing for the Porsche campaign (which is in the making, I hope):

What brand of paint are you folks using on cars?

and I guess you use nothing but gloss paints?

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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:37 PM UTC

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What brand of paint are you folks using on cars?



Haha! I think you just opened a can of worms

I use enamels for exterior finishes, mainly Krylon and/or Rust-oleum. I use MM enamel primer (with Rust-oleum as substitute when I need a fancy color). In rare occasions I used Testors lacquer. For clear coat (the most important thing in auto modelling in my opinion) I use normally commercial polyurethane. I just tried yesterday Klear Kote from Alclad and I was impressed - it might become my lacquer of choice - still experiencing with.
For semi-gloss / satin finishes I use the same polyurethane.
For 'leather' finishes I use matte acrylics + rich oil washes.
For interiors I use mainly craft acrylics, easy to tweak.
For metallic finishes I use Alclads for airbrushing or MM silver when applied by brush.

Those are my preferences. I'm not saying they're the best
For one-coat gloss finish the best results I had with Rust-oleum. For multi-coat gloss finish the best results I had with Krylon

I hope this helps and I didn't throw you into confusion

Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:44 PM UTC
For components, like engine, interior, undercarriage, basically anything other than the body, I use acrylics(AK-interactive, Vallejo, Ammo), Humbrol enamels and spray cans of any kind.

For the body I use Humbrol enamels(Air-brush), Tamiya spray paints or any hardware store spray paint with the right color.

Body work mostly in gloss paints, but not exclusively. I have painted a Corvette in flat black and gloss coated that one. It really depends on, what you want to build. An old rust bucket would not look rigth in super gloss.
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
Forgot about oil's. I use them for weathering and leather/wood work