1. milwaukeerailroader

    milwaukeerailroader TrainBoard Member

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    ok so I'm about to finally paint my Hiawatha. These are the brass sides by Brass Car Sides. After the first color is on, before I tape off for second color, should I seal the first with dullcoat or something like that?
    Thanks
    Rob
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I never did any sealer coats of any kind when I did custom painting, even when I did a Brass Car Sides GN Great Dome lounge car. YMMV...
     
  3. milwaukeerailroader

    milwaukeerailroader TrainBoard Member

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    Hemi
    What did you use to tape off first color? Blue, masking, or Tamaya...or something else?
    Thanks
    Rob
     
  4. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Rob,

    Just make sure the brass is clean, no grease! With my last project I washed the brass body thoroughly with cleaning vinegar (not sure how it is called in the USA). From there on always used latex gloves! When completely dry, sprayed on a primer (I just used a spray can form Tamiya). Then I sprayed on layer on layer (when dryed). I used Tamiya masking tape.
    Before you apply decals, spray on a gloss layer coat, when dry, aply the decals. Again when dry spray on another gloss coat to make the decal carrier invisible and to protect the decal. When you don't want a glossy end result, you now can over spray with a flat coat for the final result.

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  5. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have used Tamiya tape for about 10 years. Burnish the edges, never used a clear coat as you described and have had great results. Check out some of Hemi and I's albums and let the pictures speak for themselves.
     

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