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  1. 8timechamp

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    Hey guys, I'm going to start working on some customs for my collection. What does everyone use for a clear coat and do you spray or brush on?

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    Most use Future Floor Polish or Krylon clear depending upon the decals used....Some of the better builders even use 2 part auto clears.

    I'm old school, make most of my own decals. I've used the floor polish method which is good when applied carefully by brush, sometimes for a high gloss it requires 2 coats. It self levels which is good and is somewhat controllable.
    Lately, I've been using Rustolium Clear Lacquer sold at your Wally, sprayed on with some amazing results, but again it is trail and error, I print my own decals and the either isn't too hot for them...
     
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    Thanks, I think I'll try future floor first.
     
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    Use a sponge brush...not bristle for a smooth finish..there are various how to's on this or most any modeling sites
     

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