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Old 05-07-2008, 01:22 AM
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Hi all,

Just finished putting the last color coats on and was wondering how long I should wait to clearcote it. It is sig koverall and sig dope. What a process!!!!! I will be glad when its finally done. This was my first try and I am pretty satisfied with the results. I know they will be better next time but I surely don't want to mess it up tight at the end. Also is there any tips for spraying clear or is it like everything else.

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Yes, it is quite a process, but you will have a finish that nothing else can provide.

You do not need to wait. I am assuming that the clear coat is clear dope.

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Also is there any tips for spraying clear or is it like everything else.

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Good work! I don't think anything is as time consuming as a dope and fabric finish, but nothing else looks as good either. Super tough and durable as well.

For clear the only thing to note is that you can spray the final couple of coats very heavily reduced with thinner (3:1 or 4:1 even) for a wicked glossy shine. If you are looking for more of a fabric weave finish, you can ignore this advice.

Post some pics when you are done, for those who think film is the ultimate and have no idea what fabric and dope are all about.


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