How do you use alclad II paint?
ALCLAD should be sprayed at 12-15psi. Spray from a distance of 2-3 inches from the surface being painted using a narrow to medium width spray fan. Use the airbrush like a paint brush-aim to cover the model in a methodical manner.
Can you brush on alclad?
No, not for what you want to do. Alclad II is incredibly thinned down so trying to brush paint it on just results in you just basically brushing thinner onto the model. I’ve tried it out myself. If you want to brush paint a metal color you’ll need a brush friendly paint like enamel or acrylic.
Is ALCLAD lacquer or enamel?
Is Alclad Lacquer Or Enamel? Krylon used to be a lacquer, but it is now an enamel instead. The enamel dries quickly, but it is still an enamel, so you should let it dry for at least 3 days before applying Alclad, which is usually a lacquer.
How do you spray ALCLAD aqua gloss?
- Alclad II should be applied by airbrush at a pressure of 12-15 PSI.
- Spray from 2-3 inches from the model using a narrow to medium width spray fan.
- Use your airbrush as if it were a paint brush to spray in a methodical manner.
Is Alclad primer good?
Alclad is still the best airbrushable lacquer primer out there for modeling. It sands perfectly and is very useful for a polished base coat to paint that final topcoat with. Good primer and sprays well from my Badger 105 with a medium tip in.
Is Alclad pre thinned?
If you are using an airbrush, Alclad is pre-thinned.
Can ALCLAD be used on metal?
ByBrittney. A glossy black enamel primer is an excellent choice for chrome or highly polished metals because it traps most of the light that falls on them. No matter what the gloss of the black surface is. It takes several days for the enamel base coat to cure before it can be applied to the Alclad II shade.
What is ALCLAD II?
Alclad Metallic Lacquers are designed to be used on surfaces previously primed using any one of the Alclad Surface Primers. Unrivalled metallic finishes are simple to achieve using the instructions provided on the bottle labels. Primer & Microfiller.
Is alclad aqua gloss acrylic?
Alclad II Aqua Gloss Clear is a water-based acrylic varnish that helps to retain the high gloss shine of the Alclad Metallic Lacquers when applying decals and weathering, particularly when working with solvent-based weathering products.
How long does it take for aqua gloss to cure?
Drying time will normally be 15-30 minutes. As the carrier evaporates the shine will develop. Allow to cure for 1 hour before coating with Alclad Candy Enamels. Avoid using in excessively damp or humid conditions.
How do you use Alclad paint?
The surfaces to be painted must be thoroughly clean and free from dust,grease,oil and finger marks. Apply the correct primer for the type of Alclad being used. ALCLAD should be sprayed at 12-15psi. Spray from a distance of 2-3 inches from the surface being painted using a narrow to medium width spray fan.
How do you spray Alclad?
ALCLAD should be sprayed at 12-15psi. Spray from a distance of 2-3 inches from the surface being painted using a narrow to medium width spray fan. Use the airbrush like a paint brush-aim to cover the model in a methodical manner. Buffing is not necessary-tonal variation can be made by polishing selected panels…
Do you need an undercoat for Alclad?
You will need an undercoat – the lacquer adheres much better if you do (I’ll go into this in more detail later so don’t worry). Suffice to say here that the Regular Alclad finishes (see below) are similar in strength to lacquer/cellulose car paints.
What primer should I use for high-shine Alclad?
High-Shine ALCLAD finishes require a glossy base coat. Apply one of these primers before using Regular ALCLAD: Plastic primers and auto primers should be lightly polished with 1000/1200 wet & dry paper to give a less absorbent smooth surface . Apply one of these primers before using High Shine ALCLAD: