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Which Clearcoat over Water-slide Decals ?

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Old 10-12-2006, 04:10 PM
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Default Which Clearcoat over Water-slide Decals ?


I am wondering what type of 2-part paint brands (base coat and clear coat) I can use where the clear coat will not effect/destroy water-slide decals. I have had success using Krylon spray paint, applying the water-slide decals, then using the Krylon clear spray paint to seal it all and protect the decals. Where I am now planning a larger project (making the spray cans impractical), I am wondering if there is a 2-part paint system (perhaps an automotive paint brand ?) that will work for this application. Thanks. Bob
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:37 PM
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Default RE: Which Clearcoat over Water-slide Decals ?

Bob, I have used DuPont Acrylic Urethanes without any lifting problems. I think any of the automotive clear coat urethanes will work for you.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:08 AM
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Most 2k systems work if applied correctly. After applying and letting the decals dry, mist a very very light coat above all the decals and let it become tacky. Do this 2-3 times (quick hardener helps). Then spray a coat which just barely starts to flow, and let it set again. Then spray the last coat over the entire piece.
This has worked for each and every type of clear i've tried.

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