Clear Flat Spray Bomb Comparison

DiezMon Sep 28, 2019

  1. DiezMon

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    After my recent experience with DullCoat "flat" not being at all flat. I grabbed some various spray bombs and did a comparison.

    I compared Dullcoat, Tamiya Clear Flat, Rustoleum Clear-Matte, and Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear. I know many swear by airbrush brands, but i wanted something quick, which used to be Dullcoat. I know there are many other options, but i had these on hand.

    I sprayed a high gloss blue as my test piece. Don't ask my why the pics are sideways. :confused: They're oriented correctly on my phone, and on flickr.

    First up is Dullcoat. So, the first can basically sprayed gloss o_O.. like they packaged the wrong can or something. Yep, I shook it up for a good long time. So I tried another can. The results are here. Eh, still too glossy for my taste.
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    Next we have Tamiya TS-80 clear flat. Much better than the Dullcoat, it also sprays a much finer, um, spray.
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    Third is Rustoleum UltraCover Matte Clear, well not really. 'bout as flat as Beyoncé.
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    And, the best for last, Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear. We have a winner! Nice 'n flat, like Natalie Portman.
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    Just for grins, here's Tamiya(L) with Kryon(R). Why is the orientation correct on this one, eh??
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    There ya have it. Go out and git yourself a Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear bomb for all your dulling needs.

    I made a video too because, well, because.
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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    Interesting study. Is the Krylon spray fine enough to use on rolling stock and locomotives without it building too thickly around details?
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Nice comparison!
    Thanks!!(y)
     
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  4. DiezMon

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    I'm in N scale and so far it hasn't turned out thick looking at all.

    These are a couple of my first real tests:

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  5. DiezMon

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    These two were a little 'over weathered'..and the oil based paint just wouldn't dull out. That's what started the experiment, basically. I sprayed them and it actually took away the 'thickness' of it all. This is after already having the oil based layer, followed by a couple of coats of Dullcoat.

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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Great comparison. Thanks for sharing it. I'd bet you can probably get that can of Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear for the same prices as the smaller can of dull coat as well. Since I like Natalie Portman, that's another great selling point (just don't tell the wife) :D:p:ROFLMAO:
     
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  7. Shortround

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    Thanks for the comparison. I'm rather fond of Natalie as well. Her figure reminds me of my ex-wife and daughter.
     
  8. WPZephyrFan

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    Natalie Portman AND Daisy Ridley. Yummy!
     
  9. WPZephyrFan

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    I love Echo and The Bunnymen in the background!
     
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  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Hey you guys !!!!:eek:
     
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  11. Shortround

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    Uugggh!! We have been caught. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. BNSF FAN

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    Ummm, let's see here, I think the proper response here should be "Sorry Candy and don't worry, obviously, none of them compare to you" :D

    Yeah, yeah, I know I'm still in trouble. At least now I know what kind of flat spray to use on my freight cars while I'm in the dog house.
     
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  13. DiezMon

    DiezMon TrainBoard Supporter

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    hmm.. i missed something here :LOL::cautious:
     
  14. Candy_Streeter

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    Well anyway ...good info. Very helpful. And less expensive.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
  15. Candy_Streeter

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    :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019

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