White frosting from Tamiya flat varnish

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White frosting from Tamiya flat varnish

Post by glenn_simpson » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:25 pm

When using Tamiya Flat spray can varnish to seal the paint and transfers on a finished plastic/resin/metal model, sometimes this results in white powdery or a white lumpy finish. Why does this happen? How can it be fixed? I have had some success in painting on petroleum thinner which seems to remove it gradually.
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Re: White frosting from Tamiya flat varnish

Post by Admin Fella » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:32 pm

I have had that sometimes and I think it can be as a result of the weather conditions. Too much humidity i think.

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Re: White frosting from Tamiya flat varnish

Post by Stradiot » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:01 am

Glenn

Like others I will not spray on either a wet or humid day (might make it problematic on the Gold Coast). Others may spray outside but then take the figures into a heated room.

Check out 'The Miniatures Page' web forum - if you do a search for varnish/frosting I am sure others have had similar problems and there were some solutions suggested. The 'Lead Adventure Forum' may also be a source of advice.

Good luck

Garry

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