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  1. Hello All, Since Model Master is going away and thus the pains of using buffing aluminum paint I have finally branched out and am trying both Alclad and Vallejo Metal. I did one bird in Vallejo, I learned a lot about surface prep there that I carried over to my Alclad bird. I am not ready to totally say yes to one over the other yet. But I have an issue I was curious about here. Painting my Eduard P51D. I wanted it to be shiny, so I bought some Alclad Polished Aluminum. I primed the plane in the Alclad Gloss Black, then painted it with the Polished Aluminum. Then I buffed it with Micro Mesh. Wow, its like a mirror now. It is blinding me as it sits next to me as I type this. What is my next course of action here? Can I pick up some more Alclad, like airframe alumnium or duraluminum and reshoot it? Or will it still be just as shiny? As I have gathered that Alclad will really show its undercoat through, and since this one is so shiny already...will a different sheen tone it down a bit? Someone on another site in a very old thread said they would do this and then spray model master metalizer over it, but that seems kind of backward.
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