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Old Jul 17, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Klass Kote

In an overseas magazine, I saw some tests where the builder successfully covered darker colors with lighter ones. E.g.: model was black and then trimmed with white over the black. No bleed thru or see thru and no primer was used.

Has anyone tried this?

How well does it work over decals?
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Lots of info. 2 part epoxy, IMO it would be thick and probably cover in one coat. Look here.



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Old Jul 18, 2013, 01:47 PM
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I can google. I was looking for personal experience from the people on this board.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Ok.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 08:38 AM
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I have not used Klass Kote, but I have used plenty of Epoxy hobby paints, K&B and HobbyPoxy. I could get lighter to cover darker, but I always tried to avoid it. One, it was extra weight, and two it led to a really thick paint film.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 07:43 AM
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I've done it, too. Problems can arise, as the dark color "tints" the lighter color.

Sometimes you have no choice, for instance, when a model is dark, but has light colored trim.

My Stuka was painted in green. The markings and whitewash were painted over it.

This model is painted with Warbird Colors, not KK.

Klass Kote is a high hide paint. As such, what you suggest is possible. I would do it only for trim, however, not over large areas.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:07 AM
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I always try to put the light colors on first then mask off what will show as the light color, then spray the dark color.
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Old Sep 09, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Klass kote is very much like K&B Superpoxy. It is compatible as noted on the KK website. We have used white over red several times for trim with no issues and no primer needed. It works very well and you can put the mixed unused paint in the fridge for recoating in the next day or so. IMHO it is very good paint.....

EDIT: Have not used it over decals....
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If it is the same paint as K&B, you can clear decals. BUT you must dust on the first couple of coats of clear. Decals are not all the same so do a test panel first if possible. I have even used dry transfers under K&B without disolving them.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 08:55 AM
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I've used Klass Kote several times and my experience is that the light colors don't cover that well. The first couple times I was stupid and ended up with thick coats until I got coverage. Then I used silver as a barrier and ended up needing less of the lighter color which means lighter finish.
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