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May 28 2012 at 11:28 PM
John Ferdico  (Login ferdico)
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Response to How to clean a model painted with acrylics?

As I reread Spitfire IXV/anonymouse posting above, I was trying to figure out what went wrong to have such trouble masking. Most modelers who use acrylics regularly, myself included, find a cured acrylic coat no different than one of enamel or laquer.

Oil might be the issue. If you don't normally wash the mold release agent off a kit before building, then wash finger oils, chocolate (in my case, at least), etc, off before painting, acrylics do seem to have more difficulty sticking. So if you didn't clean it up before painting, you might want to think twice before washing it.

In any case, once an acrylic is cured, it is wateproof, so it won't wash off unless it is not properly stuck on in the first place.

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