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Hairspray technique with enamel
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Hi All!

I would try the hairspray technique, with using a simple "drug store" hairspray. I have only brushes (no airbrush is possible) to create some nice chips on my 1:72 scale panzer.

The plan is to create winter camo, Basically I paint with enamels, so the first layer would be a yellow coat, then I would spray the hairspray over this and afer drying, the next coat (white enamel) would be painted.

Is this correct that I should wait 1 hour drying after applying the white coat than I can wash back the white colour with tap water that we will remove the hairspray lacquer layer?

What is the best technique with enamel and hairspray? Do you have some experience?

Thanks for advice in advance!

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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Maybe you should try asking this question in the
AFV Painting & Weathering forum.
I think that the chances of a usable answer are greater in that forum.
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 05:01 AM GMT+7
Can it be done,doesn't the process depend on the water solubility of the hairspray and acrylic paint to work ?

I would like to know also
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
As far as I know, it's pretty much got to be Acrylic paint on top of the hairspray, but I would recommend testing everything on some scrap to see if it gives you the effect you are after. It may work.

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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
It is possible to use Enamel and hairspray, but with the brush I have serious doubts, the water to work must go through the enamel to dissolve the water, the enamel is much more resistant than acrylic and giving it by brush it is difficult to give a layer enough thin to leave it soack easily from the water,also with the movement of the brush you may damage the layer of hairspray even before you get there with the water,that does not happen with the AB because the paint is laid gently on the surface .. ... make a test and let us know! ...
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM GMT+7
Do you have acess to acrylics like tamiya or vallejo,it would be the eay to go,much easier to work with then experimenting with an enamel topcoat.
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:21 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Do you have acess to acrylics like tamiya or vallejo,it would be the eay to go,much easier to work with then experimenting with an enamel topcoat.



IMHO the problem is more the brush then the medium...no?
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:13 PM GMT+7

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Quoted Text

Do you have acess to acrylics like tamiya or vallejo,it would be the eay to go,much easier to work with then experimenting with an enamel topcoat.



IMHO the problem is more the brush then the medium...no?



Canít say for sure, Just guessing out loud I guess,just thinking the enamel would cause more of a mess,harder to control.Never tried,only with acrylics,never saw it done any other way.Maybe Iíll check YouTube
Vicious
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 04:44 PM GMT+7
i know for sure you can use enamel,a mate do it for a light winter whitewash and was really nice but a havy coat i dont know, i think require lots of water and scrubbing compare to acrylics
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
Hi Guys, thanks for the brainstorming. I tested the technics on plastic toys first. With enamel topcoat (Revell paints) it didnīt work, probably the enamel did not get through the water.

What worked: enamel base coat 1 day drying, hairspray coat 1 day drying, acrylic top coat 3 hours drying and washing with tap water. This works well, nice chips can be done with toothbrush, ear cleaning sticks or needle.