APPLICATION GUIDE-PLASTIC MODELS:
For use on injection plastic kits a primer is necessary. ‘Regular ALCLAD’ is similar in strength to lacquer/cellulose car paints-injected polystyrene plastics frequently have areas which ALCLAD can craze. High-Shine ALCLAD finishes require a glossy base coat.
REGULAR ALCLAD FINISHES
ALC-103 DARK ALUMINIUM
ALC-104 PALE BURNT METAL
ALC-106 WHITE ALUMINIUM
ALC-108 PALE GOLD
ALC-113 JET EXHAUST
ALC-116 SEMI MATTE ALUMINIUM
ALC-117 DULL ALUMINIUM
ALC-121 BURNT IRON
ALC-123 EXHUAST MANIFOLD
Apply one of these primers before using Regular ALCLAD:
Alclad ALC-302 GREY PRIMER
Alclad ALC-306 WHITE PRIMER & MICROFILLER
Alclad ALC-309 BLACK PRIMER & MICROFILLER
Tamiya or Gunze Sangyo plastic primers
Auto Primer-white or grey
Plastic primers and auto primers should be lightly polished with 1000/1200 wet & dry paper to give a less absorbent smooth surface .
HIGH SHINE ALCLAD FINISHES
ALC-105 POLISHED ALUMINIUM
ALC-107 CHROME FOR PLASTIC
ALC-109 POLISHED BRASS
ALC-114 CHROME FOR LEXAN
ALC-115 STAINLESS STEEL
ALC-118 GOLD TITANIUM
ALC-119 AIRFRAME ALUMINIUM
ALC-122 MIRRORED GOLD FOR LEXAN
Apply one of these primers before using High Shine ALCLAD:
ALCLAD GLOSS BLACK BASE ALC-304/305
ALCLAD CLEAR BASE ALC-303
(Other hobby enamel paints are suitable-it is advisable to conduct a test on scrap plastic)
PREPARATION AND SPRAYING
The surfaces to be painted must be thoroughly clean and free from dust,grease,oil and finger marks.
Apply the correct primer for the type of Alclad being used.
ALCLAD should be sprayed at 12-15psi. Spray from a distance of 2-3 inches from the surface being painted using a narrow to medium width spray fan. Use the airbrush like a paint brush-aim to cover the model in a methodical manner.
Buffing is not necessary-tonal variation can be made by polishing selected panels with Micromesh.
REGULAR ALCLAD can be masked over and painted. Decal solutions can be used with REGULAR ALCLAD, but are not recommended for HIGH SHINE ALCLAD
The PRISMATIC finishes require a dark base coat-use ALCLAD GLOSS BLACK BASE. Apply 2-3 light coats. When completely dry finish with 2-3 coats of ALCLAD CLEAR BASE. ALCLAD HOLOMATIC SPECTRAL CHROME should be applied over ALCLAD GLOSS BLACK BASE. Apply 1-2 light coats. When completely dry finish with 2-3 coats of WATER BASED CLEAR.
KLEAR KOTE finishes:
ALC-311 KLEAR KOTE LIGHT SHEEN
ALC-312 KLEAR KOTE SEMI-MATTE
ALC-313 KLEAR KOTE MATTE
ALC-314 KLEAR KOTE FLAT
ALC-600 AQUA GLOSS
Bright Silver Candy Base:
Shake thoroughly before use. Do not thin. Surfaces must be completely clean. Apply 1 medium coat at 20-30PSI to clean bare plastic. Dry time 15-30 minutes. As the carrier evaporates the shine will develop. Allow to cure for 1 hour before coating with Alclad Candy Enamels. Avoid using in excessively damp or humid conditions.Finger marks on the bare plastic will appear in the final finish.
Candy Enamel top coats:
Shake thoroughly before use. Do not thin. Apply over Aclclad Bright Silver Candy Base. Spray light coat at 20-25PSI. Wait 5 minutes. Apply further even coasts. Allow 5 minutes between each coat. Leave to cure for 2 hours before handling.
Candy Enamel finishes:
Alc 701 Bright Silver Candy Base
Alc 702 Candy Red Enamel
Alc 703 Candy Ruby Red Enamel
Alc 704 Candy Orange Enamel
Alc 705 Candy Lemon Yellow Enamel
Alc 706 Candy Golden Yellow Enamel
Alc 707 Candy Bottle Green Enamel
Alc 708 Candy Emerald Green Enamel
Alc 709 Candy Electric Blue Ename
Alc 710 Candy Cobalt Blue Enamel
Alc 711 Candy Indigo Enamel
Alc 712 Candy Violet Enamel
English Directions for Lexan Polycarbonate
APPLICATION GUIDE LEXAN/POLYCARBONATE CAR BODY SHELLS
The surface must be thoroughly cleaned-remove release agent,adhesive residue and finger marks.
REGULAR ALCLAD -apply 2-3 light coats back with any R/C paint
HIGH SHINE ALCLAD-apply 2-3 light coats back with black or silver
WATER BASED PAINT
SPECIAL EFFECT ALCLAD FINISHES
ALC-201 PRISMATIC SCARABEUS BLUE TO GREEN
ALC-202 PRISMATIC MAPLE COPPER RED TO GREEN
ALC-203 PRISMATIC JADE GREEN TO GOLD
ALC-204 PRISMATIC SAPPHIRE DEEP BLUE TO VIOLET
ALC-205 HOLOMATIC SPECTRAL CHROME 7 COLOUR SPECTRUM TO CHROME
APPLICATION GUIDE LEXAN/POLYCARBONATE BODY SHELLS
Apply 2-3 light coats of PRISMATIC or HOLOMATIC SPECTRAL CHROME to the inside of a clean body shell. Allow to dry thoroughly then back with black or silver WATER BASED PAINT.