Re: Sanding Sealer (was: A Rookie and La Belle Kits)


In the hobby business, I saw all kinds of things my R/C customers would do. To improvise their own sanding asked. They would mix a little talcum powder with some lacquer. I'm  guessing about 1/4 teaspoon to four ounces of lacquer.  I would think you could mix it with acrylic lacquer as well.  Shake well, brush it on, then sand with some 600 or finer sandpaper.


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From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
Date: 9/11/20 4:28 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [HOn3] Sanding Sealer (was: A Rookie and La Belle Kits)

Maybe this has been covered and I missed it...

What are folks using for a sanding sealer on wood these days to get that
hard varnish appearance on passenger cars, for example?

Bill Lugg

On 9/11/20 5:05 PM, LARRY KLOSE wrote:
> I built my first LaBelle kit shortly after the passenger cars were
> introduced—I still remember the issue of Model Railroader with a photo
> of the introductory kit on the cover, January 1960.  I was 13 and I
> built the same kit as reviewed with little difficulty.  It was one of
> the first really complex craft kits I built.  I had few problems and
> it came out fine.  I think the kits are a good starter as long as the
> instructions are followed.  Painting will be the most difficult thing
> to deal with; as a nearly all wood kit it will need either solvent
> based paints or an application of either sanding sealer or primer
> before painting with acrylics to discourage warping and raised grain.
> I’ve found that just jumping in and doing it is the best way to get
> going.
> Good luck!
> Larry
> PS: According to the review that kit retailed for $4.95, postpaid.

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