Looks like DullCote is history , really a shame because it worked so well . I also used it a lot and never had any problems spraying it over other paints , it even worked on vinyl and rubber tires . You can still find the 1-3/4 oz bottles at online stores like Hobbylinc for 4-5 dollars , I bought a couple just so I could brush it on smaller areas instead of spraying . Guess I could break out my airbrush but I'm lazy .
Right now I'm using Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear and TS-79 Semi Gloss Clear sprays , they cost more than DullCote but also work very well . Comparing the three sprays I'd say DullCote leaves a finish somewhere in between the two Tamiya Paints , you need to try them and see what you like better .
One other alternative might be Krylon , I know they make a Matte acrylic spray but I haven't tried it yet . I have a can of their Crystal Clear acrylic spray and it sprays really nice too , but it did react to some "cheap" craft paint I sprayed it over . Still the Matte spray comes in a large can so if it works that might be the way to go in the future .
I guess we just need to experiment and hope for the best .
" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ." - Winston Churchill
I asked for assurance if they do not cease the production. They said its not on cease but continuing. They also said they have about 7000 bottles of the dullcote. The other three are on back order which means they are in high demand and they do not plan to cease production as they confirmed.
I'm wondering why they are discontinuing paint lines anyway ; prices of models and model parts have shot up to orbit lately so I'm assuming the demand is there and more people are building then have in the last few years. When I see kits like the reissued "Badman" sell for $75.00 , I'm thinking there has to be more people getting into the hobby ...and they have more money than I do to spend !
Post by modelcarfan on May 15, 2021 8:48:04 GMT -5
I believe since changes had made an impact to model car industry. Many companies like monogram. ertl, mpc. and so on.... have shrunk down to shut down or getting bought out.... I believe it has a lot to do with popularity of model cars. I am guessing that diecast has quite taken over the productions since they all are readily built and is easy bought and put on display. The plastics gets to do a lot of work and we are on a fast lane technology moving on from here to there leaving a lot of plastics on shelves.
That does not mean its the end of the world.. I believe that the new model kits line will come up eventually. I stopped at a store in my hometown and had noticed newer kits coming on shelves. I think they are gradually bringing up the old reissues and using same artwork on box to sell again. Maybe that will create a new revival of the hobby. I also think the line of paints will catch back but in a different name with maybe basically the same color just to attract customers to buy more.
Just a thought. I may be wrong and I have noticed it out of my 25 years experience in model car shopping and building.