[CR]rattle can clear coat questions

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From: "JB Froke" <jbfroke@msn.com>
To: <otis@otisrecords.com>, "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]rattle can clear coat questions
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:08:04 -0700
Seal-Send-Time: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:08:04 -0700


John - I've had pretty good success with rattle-can lacquer and krylon and rust-oleum clear coats (rust-oleum "clear protective enamel"). If you use the newer high-end Testors' paints (the only way to get a range of colors), be sure to use the newer Testors' clear coat as there's 'sposed to be some black magic in the pairing. I don't know of issues with better outdoor acrylics; but I like the sound of enamel better.

Be really sure to have wiped all excess goo from the water slides before top coating, as differential shrinking rates in the materials - and that goes for mix-matching clears over paints - is what will cause the decals and paints (if not perfectly cured for several days before clear-coating) to crinkle and wrinkle.

Good luck!

JB Froke
Pebble Beach, CA