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Title: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: sleeper123 on November 14, 2017, 07:06:19 PM
Hi just wanted some advice, can someone suggest a clear gloss coat for on top of decals on a plastic kit.
Title: Re: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: david48 on November 14, 2017, 11:44:54 PM

Humbrol do a decal fix check out there web site there are some videos on how to use there products .
David
Title: Re: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: oldiron on November 15, 2017, 03:13:17 AM
Be sure to use a decal fix such as Solvaset before you put a clear sealer over the decals. This will set the decal down over ridges and rivets and securely fasten the decal to the surface. A variety of clear over coats can be used as long as they don't damage the plastic the decal is applied to, from varnish to testor's glosscoat, or dull coat.

John
Title: Re: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: Howard on November 15, 2017, 11:18:35 AM
Hi,
 First make sure the surface you're putting the decals on is a gloss finish or you will get what's called silvering , as others have said use a setting solution I use microscale's  micro sol and micro set then once dry use any varnish you like gloss, semi, or Matt.
                             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 15, 2017, 08:59:31 PM

post altered. :-))

ken

Title: Re: clear gloss coat over decals
Post by: sleeper123 on November 16, 2017, 09:36:43 AM
Hi thanks for the suggestions I will look into some