Hi everyone. Vinyl decals were never intended to have a clear coat put on top, as far as I can discover within product specifications. Then you’ll know you’ve done it right! Apply clear coat in fine mist coats gradually building up Apply clear coat in a couple of heavy coats ... And because I'm inclined to put decals over windows when I'm designing a livery, I even spray the windows with TS13. I have done it with 360 dry but just for a test, with was successful BTW. Painting over decals will help protect them from wear and from fading, but it will be almost impossible to remove them without damaging the paint underneath. You can seal these all different ways, depending on what you’re going to use the project for. Maybe the paint is too hot? He applies the decal over base coat (or intercoat clear) and after the water is dried from the surface clears the whole panel. Wait four hours after any propellant that can mess with the adhesive of your decal should be avoided. After the decal are cured. Prepare the clear coating. How To Seal Vinyl Decals We’re using a wood, ceramic, and a plastic material here. I thought about making the tank and wet sanding through the clear Any tips why? For my first attempt I used polyester over a vinyl decal, and the table looked great for about two months. It is easy to spray on, it protects the design from fading, and it repels road debris. I assume based on my experience that the decals will last as long as they are supposed to, or longer, because of having a coat of clear paint or lacquer applied over them. Some vinyl wraps have a textured Can someone tell me the best way to remove them with ruining the underlying paint? I would start with by 3-4 medium/wet coats of clear and wetsand the whole job with 600-800 until all of the edges around the decal have been flatenned. For my second attempt, I did a little more research into the decals. Clear coating helps to protect the decal from peeling, cracking or sustaining other damage from exposure to the elements. The clear coat it's decanted from a spray can. I'm Restoring my hardtail and in the process I did a Powder coating on the frame. Shoot 1-2 over reduced flow coats, sand with 1500-2000 Install each decal on the motorcycle or other vehicle. If I actualy use decals in any paint job I do it like this: Spray base coats, clear it with a couple of coats. Clear-Coat Over Vinyl Decal Advice on how to apply and coat a decal on a wood table top. May 20, 2011 Question I have a request from a customer to put a vinyl decal on an oak table top and clear it over. I have been looking for a can of Decal Sealer,and have not been able to find any locally.I have a can of gloss clear coat and a can of dull coat.will either one of these do the same job? Wipe the decal off with a dry, clean cloth. The wife did a little project with our grand daughter for her Mom's Christmas gift. I need to get a dull coat over the gloss I used so I could apply decals. I usually thin it with some Tamiya lacquer thinner 1 to 1 Spray clear gloss over the flat white (one thin coat), just to make the decals lay nicely on the car body. Hey guys! , Today we’re going to show you three different methods. I am trying to learn the best method for applying clear coat over water slide tranfers. Two coats with a HVLP gun. Sheet metal has been base coated with Tisco's Industrial enamel in Empire blue. Most jobs he will use 2 or 3 coats then block entire surface to level the decal and flow coats the panel again. some guys I know in Texas put stickers all over their body work, then do a gac glue clear coat over it, and then airbrush clear paint over that. You need to make sure that it’s clean and put a high-pressure tack coat over the decal to see if it’s set up correctly. Hi, I'm not that new to the hobby. • Finish coat: When the decals have dried, finish the model with an overall coat of clear. I've got a motorcycle gas tank that has the decals clear coated over. Also be aware that if you are going to do the second method where you clear over the decals then any window trim painted before the clear will end up with a gloss finish. Spray two to three coats of clearcoat paint over the area that has been scuffed, including the vinyl graphics, waiting five minutes between each coat. Put down the decals, then spray with gloss clear again (two coats). It's your choice. I am not recommending this but 400 dry works all the better, quicker and the next coat of clear will easily fill the scratches. A product called Spray Max 2k. The reason I want to do Clear coat over the decals is to protect them. Then the polyester clear coat started pulling away from the decal. I will be painting over the next couple of days but Hi everyone. I just received my decals today and think I found the solution for a gas resistant clear coat. Has anyone ever tried spraying clear coat over vinyl lettering? airbrush clear coat is okay over decals as long as it doest have alcohol. I always paint the window trim at the end after all the clear coating is done, so that I end up with the correct matt or satin finish and not gloss.. Whether it’s a flat, semigloss, or gloss clear, the finish will erase the edges of the decals and make them look as if they are painted on. ! It is a photographic product called McDonald Pro-tecta-cote by Sureguard. Hi All, I just put out on my decals and they are drying…I want to weather my tank with a wash and drybrushing in the next few days. However, there are a few things you should know first. If anything, spray a light coat of adhesion promoter. I'm currently building my first bass. 4.4 out of 5 stars 2,080 CDN$ 79.95 CDN$ 79. I will put Giant decals because my bike is a Giant, also some personalized name logo that I did. Anyone know what is a good clear spray to put over decals / stickers that won't eat the stickers, or my 749 red paint, but will help the stickers last longer? It comes in spray cans and in bulk, one gallon cans. How to Clear-Coat Decals Wipe down the area where you are applying the decal with a clean, dry cloth. I use a lacquer based clear coat over everthing. I'm Restoring my hardtail and in the process I did a Powder coating on the frame. Spray Bottle - Works Well Over Wax, Clear Coat, Paint & Decals. Clear Coat onto Your Vinyl Wrap There is an entire following in the school of clear coat. It is available in gloss, semigloss and matte finishes and is UV inhibited. Water transfer decals MUST be applied over a "smooth, shiny" surface so they do not turn milky. Recently I'm struggling with wrinkles of decals when I spray a clear lacquer coat over. The problem is the transfers will not be applied until after my base coat is fully dry, and trying to sand or scuff the area around the decal can be very tricky. I will put Giant decals because my bike is a Giant, also some personalized name logo that I did. Let us know. Includes: EMPTY 1 Qt. I have new decals for the rear hood and wonder if it is most advisable to place them on top of the clear coat like a bumper sticker on a car or to place them on the base coat and clear coat over … Now polish and buff. It is a 2 part catalyzed clear coat that comes in an aerosol can. (Build thread here) For this project, I had a custom waterslide decal made for it that I will be installing over the headstocks nitro clear coat. if not any suggestions would be welcome.expecting decals to be here in the next day or so.this is to be used on the 22" tos cutaway [closed of course]. I'm thinking I should be able to spray clear coat over the vinyl to make sure it does not separate off of it's wooden surface. The reason I want to do Clear coat over the decals is to protect them. Yes you can clear coat over stickers/ Decals only catch is it will have the edge to it when you clear coat over it if your wanting the edge to not show give it 2 good coats let dry sand with 600 grit and reshoot with at least 2 good coats and wetsand and buff!! 2007 Removing decals under clear coat. Hold the can six to eight inches from the surface, and use thin coats so the paint doesn't run. Do you want to be able to remove the decals at some point in the future, or do you want I dont know what decals your trying to use but the factory does it like this: spray your base coat, apply the decal and bury it in the clear. It's an MJT/warmoth J bass with a matching body and headstock in charcoal frost. 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