Hey Holly, I always mix a fair amount of Tamiya gloss varnish X-22 with my acrylic paints (Tamiya, Gunze or Lifecolor). It then leaves a hard and durable finish, resistant to Tamiya masking tape and other handling. However, I do have that problem with Alclad II metalics, especially their gloss black primer lifts from the plastic only when rubbed lightly with your tumb (or my thumb...). And I always leave my paint to dry overnight (or longer) before masking.
25. October at 15:44:38