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Testors Dullcote Lacquer
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Member Since: December 12, 2007
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 05:56 AM UTC
Hello all,
I am using Testors Dullcote Lacquer (1160) the one that comes in the tall, rectangular bottle. It dries nice and flat but I'm getting little white specks on the model after I spray it. Does anyone have any idea why? And if so, is there anything that can be done to prevent it? Any help is appreciated!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 05:49 PM UTC
It sounds like it is drying, before it gets to the intended surface. Reducing the lacquer should remedy your problem. Another possibility is that you have a bad bottle.
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Member Since: July 13, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:22 AM UTC

White specks and buildup mean that too much matte coat is being applied to that area, or a heavy coat if you will.

Possible solutions:
- Shake the can longer
- Warm the can a little in warm/hot water then spray
- Don't spray in cold surroundings

Possible fixes to your model:
- add gloss coat over the affected area, it may make the white specks completely disappear
- rub the area gently with isopropanol
- paint over the affected area with a tiny brush