Customs: Gel ink on plastic

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  1. TCracker

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    Guys,
    I need some expert advise here. I recently bought a white gel ink pen to detail up/outline the ROTF Prime flames. It looked super and all but I noticed that it is not drying. Slightest rub, the ink comes off. It has been 5 hours and it still seems to be wet.

    My question here is (besides pinstriping) will the gel ink stick on the plastic eventually or i'm screwed?
     
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    It will never cure. Spray it with multiple coats of clear to protect the pinstripes.
     
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    due to the nature of the ink composition?

    and if i use clear coat, which one I should use and any recommendations?
     
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    Yeah.

    Just about any clear coat available in your area. Clearcoats from any of the hobby brands (Tamiya, Mr. Hobby/Gunze Sangyo, Testors, etc.) are always good choices. I used cheap automotive paint clearcoat (RJ London/Bosny). If you have an airbrush, possibly the best choice would be your local equivalent of Future Floor Polish. Read up on it online. I brushed this on after using the automotive clearcoat to make the surface even shinier.
     
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    thanks! that help heaps!
     

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