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Best paint for Decal Touch-ups??
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 05:36 PM UTC
Hi guys. I need to do some touching up on some decals that refused to co-operate fully. Any advice on which paint is best and which to avoid would be gratefully received.

The decals are placed over Tamiya spray can paint using Mr Mark Setter.

Many thanks,


Edit: Should I spray a thin coat of flat clear over the decals before I attempt to fix them?
Moselle, France
Joined: May 15, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:15 PM UTC
Hi Damian,

I use Prince August paints to do these kind of things and avoid Tamiya paints.

Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 02:06 AM UTC
I use either Vallejo or PollyScale for doing touch ups . But be very care with the dullcoat , it will cause the Vallejo paint to run if applied to thick . You can spray dullcoat before or after . Which I do sometimes myself .