So, question: does it do any good to bake lacquer or MEK- based paints? I always bake Scalecoat with good results, but don't want to waste my time if lacquer is unaffected.
Do not and I repeat ....do not bake a true lacquer,....that’s a sure fire way to spider crack the finish!.....where in the world can you even find lacquer besides Testor’s dullcoat??......lacquer is about an ancient technology.....and I’m two days older than dirt myself,.....
edit* so you guys know what you’re working with, lacquers ( true lacquers not backed by propellants from a rattle can) have no give once they lock up ( dry) ....if you heat up the surface of which the lacquer is applied to, the surface expands, but the lacquer won’t. I’m sure all of you have seen what’s called lacquer check back in the day,.....it can withstand normal temperature variations, but when exposed to violent changes, such as attempting to bake, it’ll shatter like glass,........enamels and urethanes are way more forgiving then turn of the 19th century lacquers,....😉
Bob, I didn’t mean to come off as gruff, that wasn’t my intention,...just hoping to avert a disaster,.....if you try and bake a lacquer like you can an enamel, or even urethanes, your eyeballs will pop out of your head,....you’ll have cracks everywhere’s,....
Not at all! That is exactly the information I need.
As to where I get lacquer-based products - don't forget I am also an antique airplane nut. Right now working on an instrument panel that is about to get some Leroy Lettering over something called "Poly-Tone" - an MEK/vinyl product.
But it is train related - I use auto acrylic enamel rattle cans quite often, and was thinking of baking a cast brass PB that has auto primer under the Scale Coat.
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