Customs: What type of clearcoat is best

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  1. deceptihunter

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    Hi everyone. I have several customs that I have done and I have not used any clear coat on them. I need to know what type of clear coat to use. I use testors paint on my customs. I really need to protect the paint. I need help! Does anybody know what kind of clear coat I need to use?
     
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    Would somebody mind helping me out.
     
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    If you do a little more searching, you'll find out that Pledge/Future Floor Finish is the holy grail of clear coats.
     
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    Where can I get some. Today, I picked up testors spray on dullcoat but, after the first coat, the paint still rubbing off. Is it that I need to put on more coats or is it the product. Also, is the pledge/future floor finish spray on or paint on?
     
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    Is the paint dry? No offense meant, just don't know how new to painting you are. It sounds like either the paint isn't dry enough, or you're using enamels on soft rubber plastics.
     
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    Dont bother with testors dullcoat. It's designed for models that won't move, like model planes or tanks.

    I personally use Automotive Clearcoat on mine. If it's strong enough for cars, it's strong enough for my transformers.
     
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    it can be airbrushed on or just brushed on. it does really well, and self levels itself. you can add a flat base to it to make it dull. if you do a search someone here made a tutorial on it. 8 bucks and will last forever x10

    good luck!
     
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    This.
     
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    Where can I get the Pledge/Furniture floor finish? The testors dullcoat is CRAP! I really need some pledge!
     
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    Just about any supermarket.
     
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    I just picked up a bottle of pledge future floor finish today. The question I have is this. I have coated the part I wish to paint with 2 coats of orange paint and let it dry. How many coats of the floor finish is the recommended amount to protect it from scratches and dings?
     
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