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Hey all. I was using a spray on "clear" matte coat to protect my CSM paint job. I now have some very "frosty" CSMs. I was wondering, did I overspray them or is it the actual Matte Coat that I used (some Michael's stuff). I sprayed them a little less then I primed, but basically one good spray front, rear, and each side. I think the 4 sprays was too much and maybe I should of just done front and back, but that's why I am asking. Either it's the paint, or me, and I figure you guys would know. I was told if I oversprayed it would look shiny and glossy, but instead it looks like they just came out of the freezer on a humid day (frosty).
speaking of humidity - did you spray within the guidelines of humidity/temperature? If it was too humid, too hot, too cold, etc. that could effect the way the spray looks. That and if you are holding it back further than about 12" could produce a similar effect.
You can try to re-spray again at optimal temperature/humidity and that will sometimes correct the problem. I guess it would be worth a shot.
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So, you think it was a humidity/temp issue? Maybe I was too far away? I guess both are possible. A re-spray might help? I can't imagine it would, but I guess anything is possible. If it already is frosty, how would another spray fix it? Would they mix or something?
I'd imagine that you can strip it..but that would strip all the paint and possibly destroy the model. I agree with Slorak. Re-do the matte.
if its GW's matte, then its just crap, theres threads out there commenting on how crappy their varnish is
Well, this is far too late to help you now.
I had the same think happen to me when I lived in Virginia. Quick action was the only thing that saved me.
You probably sprayed them when it was too humid. that is what causes that to happen almost every time... almost...
If it ever happens again, bring your minis inside immediately after you notice it. get CLEAN WATER and a brush that is "medium" in the hardness of its bristles... usually, this will be a cheap brush.
HEAVILY cover these things with water. You almost (ALMOST) need to scrub them with this paint brush. Don't be too rough, or you'll go past the matte sealer and into your paint... then, you're back at square one, anyway! That sealant hasn't had a chance to totally set in & adhere at this point and, essentially, you are washing it off. that is why you need to LIGHTLY scrub them... EVE SO LIGHTLY.
It worked with me on almost the entire unit I sprayed. There were a couple spots I neede to retouch but it saved a LOT of hassle.
Like I said... not much good now, but for next time!
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