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John100

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Spraying
« on: January 26, 2011, 13:45:58 »
Oh Dear,
Just sprayed the hull of the Zwarte Zee with Humbrol Red (19). Got a bit excited and sprayed the second coat too quick - or too close. Got a slight run. Back to the wet & dry tomorrow, and a lesson learned.
John :( :( :(

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 13:54:11 »
How long did you leave it between coats ?

We all learn from the unfortunate, any chance of a photo and more info ?

Good luck with the sanding and more coats of paint  :)

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 15:36:31 »
Only left it about 20 minutes. i think I went too close with the can
John.
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Re: Spraying
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 23:23:38 »
John,

Been there and bought the T shirt!!!! Most annoying.... :-[ :-[
Barry

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 00:25:46 »
Just out of interest, what spray paint are you using ? I always use Halfords, I did have a go with the 'Plasticote' range but found it very thin.

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 05:11:55 »
Sprayed the upper hull of my Franklin with an old rattle can and had to sand it all off. The model is 5 feet long--not fun. Mark Twain said that 'experience is something we get shortly after we need it. Was true in my case. Good luck with your touch up job. By the way--are you interested in starting a build thread? The Zwarte Zee is a great looking tug.
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Re: Spraying
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 05:13:16 »
The Zwarte Zee is a great looking tug.

Do you want to buy one ? I will have a kit for sale over the weekend  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 13:28:05 »
Thanks for replies. Yes I would like to start a build thread, but where would you post it with photos.
The paint I am using is Humbrol spray. I think I held the can too close and it spattered and ran. I have rubbed it down with wet & dry tonight, allow to dry and spray tomorrow. This time allowing plenty of time between coats.
John ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Spraying
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 13:41:31 »
Ocean Going Tugs is the place to post a Zwarte Zee  :)

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?board=6.0

I have never used Humbrol paints for spraying, just used the for touch up jobs  ;)

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