Rough finish

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Rough finish

Joined: April 23rd, 2012, 8:27 pm

May 16th, 2012, 6:48 pm #1

I just finished the eduard hetzer and applied a coat of tamiya dark yellow. To my dismay the finish came out very rough. It has the infamous pebbly look. My question is can I sand with very fine sand paper and redo finish? Or do I have to totally strip all the paint?
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Joined: August 13th, 2009, 8:53 pm

May 20th, 2012, 6:52 pm #2

There is less work involved if you just strip the paint and start over.
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Joined: February 22nd, 2001, 4:07 am

May 27th, 2012, 5:39 am #3

I just finished the eduard hetzer and applied a coat of tamiya dark yellow. To my dismay the finish came out very rough. It has the infamous pebbly look. My question is can I sand with very fine sand paper and redo finish? Or do I have to totally strip all the paint?
Put your model in a gallon size food storage bag. Spray a heavy coat of EZ Off onto the model. Let sit for about 4 hours. Come back and run under warm water, using an old toothbrush to scrape away tougher paint. Do it sooner than later -- less curing time for your Tamiya paint, the more likely it'll come off.

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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:10 pm

June 4th, 2012, 2:06 am #4

I just finished the eduard hetzer and applied a coat of tamiya dark yellow. To my dismay the finish came out very rough. It has the infamous pebbly look. My question is can I sand with very fine sand paper and redo finish? Or do I have to totally strip all the paint?
Hi Anonymous,

I say the culprit is your best friend, when dealing with orange skin surfacing.

Airbrush with 99% ISO alcohol and spray away the paint... Speaking for myself only, I used that method with the help of a brush for the hard to reach places and it worked great. CA glue will not be affected by alcohol also.

Hope this helps.

Dany
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Joined: April 2nd, 2005, 9:19 pm

July 29th, 2012, 12:48 pm #5

I just finished the eduard hetzer and applied a coat of tamiya dark yellow. To my dismay the finish came out very rough. It has the infamous pebbly look. My question is can I sand with very fine sand paper and redo finish? Or do I have to totally strip all the paint?
I do a complete kit in a plastic box and do 1-2L (its cheap) of the fluid.
after some minutes I strip the acrylic paint with an old shawing brush.
the kit is like new.
hope this helps

peter
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Joined: March 21st, 2012, 11:35 am

August 4th, 2012, 7:24 am #6

I just finished the eduard hetzer and applied a coat of tamiya dark yellow. To my dismay the finish came out very rough. It has the infamous pebbly look. My question is can I sand with very fine sand paper and redo finish? Or do I have to totally strip all the paint?
Number one question what thinner did you use??????
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