Customs: How to Keep Stickers On "Permanently"?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by j.a.f.o., Jan 4, 2008.

  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Basically what I'm hoping to accomplish is preventing the stickers that are already affixed on my 3-year-old son's toys from peeling off. Is there any type of clear-drying compound I can apply to the edges of the stickers?
     
  2. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    They make Krazy Glue in a bottle with a brush...?
     
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    maybe a light coat of sealer? ive never kitbashed before so i wouldnt really know, just seems to make sense to me
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    nail polish works well too. but go with the superglue.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I just clearcoat the figure.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I used nail polish on the only custom I've done with stickers... They're still holding up after a few months and an encounter with a 4-year-old.

    REDLINE is referring to Future Floor Finish (Polish, Wax?) and from what I've seen (and he's said) it works really well. But I don't know if you want to use it on a kid's toy.
     
  7. Spekkio

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    If by nail polish you mean the clear kind, I actually advise against it. The stuff has a little bit of acetone in it - so it can remove factory paint applications. I found this out the hard way.

    I actually don't think Redline was talking about Future this time. That's for cleaning and waxing. I think he's talking about clearcoat spray, AKA fixative.
     
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    Future isn't even wax - pretty much just a thin layer of shiny plastic. Unless you want a matte toy, I'd suggest it.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    future is a hard acryllic shell. being acryllic, it won't have any affect to the paint you coat it with. it its perfectly clear, so you don't lose ANY luster in metallics, and on alts especially, its perfect as it looks like its a waxed painted vehicle. after 48 hrs its absolutely rock solid. (you only have to wait 8 hrs to reassemble though)
     

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