Customs: 'hard coating'

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  1. MasterDeath

    MasterDeath Just Insane

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    Hi, I have just done a lil painting one a couple of transformers. when stuff clips togther or putting a missile in a launcher the paint chips a bit. What is the xact substance you guys use to hard coat the paint so it doesnt chip off? and is it sold in model shops or other? thanks.. oh and if anyone here is from the uk and can tell me the exact shop to get it from..that be great thx.
     
  2. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use Krylon clear coat (gloss or satin finish) for an entire figure and superglue for little joints.
     
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    Autobot Punk Punk of the Autobot Type

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    thought superglue destroyed plastic?
     
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    Not when you put it over the paint but I always prefer krylon over it anyways.
     
  5. Cashanova

    Cashanova Sons Of Unicron PTT

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    I'm from the UK and havnt found anywhere that sells Krylon clear coat or fusion.

    I tried the Plasticote equivelent but this came out in a splatter. (not a great finish)

    Games workshop do 'Ard Coat and Purity Seal, these maybe ideal as they are for protecting delecate minitures, but I havnt tried these yet.

    If anyone knows where to get hold of Krylon brand sprays in the UK please let me know. All I've been able to find are the Krylon Camo sprays for paintball weopons.
     
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    Ditto. Us brits need this stuff too!
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd say it depends on the superglue and it depends on the plastic. The formula for superglue actually does melt plastic on an atomic level. Depending on the strength depends on how well it melts plastic. Keep in mind that all superglue is diluted with water. If it wasn't, the photos on the box (you know, the classic car superglued to a beam) would actually work. However, for commercial use, it has to be diluted.

    In reference to your question, you can also buy bottles of clear acrylic. Since I use paintbrushes almost exclusively (98-99% of the time), I use these some. With straight Testors acrylics, I've gotten to the point that I don't use anything nearly as much because of the number of coats I use between sanding.

    I hope that helps :) 
     

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