So I have been discussing the ins and outs of various paints with several companies Paint Designers. I have always been wondering about when I am making someone a custom figure(Transformer or Action Figure) how long will that paint finish look this great? Well the answer is quite mixed depending on what your poison is. If your using Enamels or Lacquers well the life expectancy is mixed depending on brands an composition but one thing that rings true is paint yellowing, they will start to yellow whether they are in sunlight or not and there is nothing known to stop it as it is a chemical reaction. (A new reason for me to stay away from them.) Acrylics are prone to a fading(though not nearly as some make it sound, why would acrylics be the number one painting medium among artists?) of bright colors over time and while many seal their customs with a can of Testors Dullcote, this is the worst thing to do. Reason being is that testor uses a similar chemical mix in their enamels as they do their Dullcote spray lacquers. So instead of really helping protect the figure you are actually creating a reaction to the paint so that it will yellow like its evil twins and it has no UV protection so sun can hurt your figures. [att]9210[/att] So how do we fix this for all Acrylic Users? Well this stuff is called "Krylon UV-Resistant Clear," it is acrylic based and is made especially for artists that want to protect their art for lifetimes(Costs around 5 at Michael's). It has UV protection so that the acrylics will not fade if they do not already have it (Most don't, UV that is) and it is acrylic based and formulated to be archival quality(means to make something look like how it was originally for a long time) so no yellowing ever and now your finish is there to stay with out any worries. This is not meant to be an advertisement, nor it is an opinion, these facts were extracted from Lead paint designers from our hobby who have been in the business longer than most have been in the hobby. So take heed and I suggest not using Dull Cote anymore, I have yet to talk to them about Future floor polish but I think that we have less to worry about on that.