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    need decal advice

    Need advice for best ways to waterprove waterline decals

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    RE: need decal advice

    Spray them with a clear top cote. I have used the Crystal Clear Krylon for this in the past.

    Test it on a scrap piece first to be sure that what you use is chemically compatable with the existing finish.
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    RE: need decal advice

    would it not impact an unrealistic glossiness ?

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    RE: need decal advice

    Try dull coat or a satin clear.
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    RE: need decal advice

    i already tried dull coat ( testor's) & found it still giving a noticeable glossy sheen[]

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    RE: need decal advice

    Stir it up a bit more.  The dullness that matting coats (and matt paint) give is due to the minute particles in the liquid.  Its surprising how fast they settle out.
    If the lettering on the real thing was done by decal, it is often the case that the decal area is glossy.

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    RE: need decal advice

    I once used ' white glue' (Elmer's) which dried perfectly dull, but loosened by persistent water soaking. I will try the dull coat spray again next time because just now I came across another brand of flat finish waterbase wood/paper glue which I tried & now waiting to see if it stays fast upon continuous soaking. Thanks.


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