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Humbrol CLEAR......cloudy marks

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binbrook87
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Humbrol CLEAR......cloudy marks

Post by binbrook87 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Has anyone experienced any problems with this varnish?

First time using it brushed it over the top of vallejo acrylic paints, went on fine and gave a nice gloss finish when dry, but as soon as it came into contact with water during decal application i got cloudy stains appearing! Some disappeared when the decals dried but others didnt. I also got the same effect when applying the final coat of vallejo matt varnish. Its as if the water and the matt varnish were seeping into the paint below? :unsure:

thanks in advance :thumb:

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Re: Humbrol CLEAR......cloudy marks

Post by steve149c » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:49 pm

I can't speak about the humbrol - but Vallejo Matt is water based so you should not have had any problems here
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Re: Humbrol CLEAR......cloudy marks

Post by binbrook87 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:36 pm

Thanks for the reply steve, was thinking of trying the vallejo gloss varnish, have you any experience with this?

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Re: Humbrol CLEAR......cloudy marks

Post by steve149c » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:15 pm

The only gloss I have used is Klear. My Matt & satin coats are Vallejo. I have their gloss but not used it yet.

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