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Craftmaster varnish

Post  parador on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:27 pm

I've heard that on the final spray coat it is good to mix a little varnish with the gloss. Can anyone give me an idea what % of varnish to use with the enamel.

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Re: Craftmaster varnish

Post  ejparrott on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 10:57 pm

Chris Vine used 50/50 on Bongo, can't remember his choice of paint though, will check the book
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Post  parador on Tue 06 Jun 2017, 10:30 pm

Thanks but I think it was Phoenix/Precision Paints. Not sure whether to add varnish or not.

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Post  sonick45 on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 5:58 pm

It all depends what finish your after.

Some use no Varnish
Some mix 50/50 or 70/40
Others such as myself wanted a flatter glass finish on the paint so have cut back the final coat of craftmaster back with 1000 or 1200 grit wet'n'dry and after lining have sealed with a coat of varnish.
leaves a very shiny very flat mirror finish.

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Post  parador on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 11:56 pm

Yes I am tempted to use fine wet and dry then varnish but am a little concerned that as I understand it the varnish needs to be renewed after a couple of years.

At present my plan is to varnish front and rear wheels- but not sure whether to just varnish over the lining or the whole thing.

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Post  sonick45 on Thu 08 Jun 2017, 8:24 am

I have not varnished the tender.
Most of which is hidden by other components.
I have varnished the wheels, side panels and boiler tins.

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Post  parador on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:47 pm

Ok. what are the boiler tins? Hornplates?
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Post  ejparrott on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11:09 am

Boiler tins are the cladding sheets
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