Decal bonder?

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Decal bonder?

Post by NCC1966 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Is this a special formulated stuff or just the good old clear bottled in a fancy can?
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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by MEATLOAFr » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:57 pm

never used the stuff myself, but regular kylon clear coat hasn't failed me yet
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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by NCC1966 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:26 pm

MEATLOAFr wrote:never used the stuff myself, but regular kylon clear coat hasn't failed me yet
That's what I needed to know, ML! Thanks!

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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:02 pm

Glosscote does the same thing. Be careful though if the decals are ink jet printed which some aftermarket decals are. Water based acrylic clearcoats can cause the ink to run if they haven't been sealed before you get them. When in doubt use a lacquer based clearcoat and spray 2 or 3 light coats.
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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by NCC1966 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:59 pm

No worries trekrific, I am willing to laser print mine!

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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by MEATLOAFr » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:38 am

trekriffic wrote:Glosscote does the same thing. Be careful though if the decals are ink jet printed which some aftermarket decals are. Water based acrylic clearcoats can cause the ink to run if they haven't been sealed before you get them. When in doubt use a lacquer based clearcoat and spray 2 or 3 light coats.
that's true, I've printed in normal Ink and now using laser - light coats before the final "heavy" coat

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Re: Decal bonder?

Post by Tesral » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:56 am

I only coat the decals before applying if they are garage kit. I use liquid decal film.

For applying the decals, gloss clear, decal, Future, dullcoat.

For Trek models I'll use a pearl coat glass clear.
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