1. Of note - we are in the process of upgrading the site to use HTTPS / SSL. In that time, you may be logged in/out depending on what area of the site you are looking at. If you want to be logged into the forums, please log in via https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/login/. If you do that, you will not be logged in while looking at the front page. We hope to have this fixed within the next 24 hours or so.
    Dismiss Notice

Customs: Clear coating question.

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by AndreyOfDoom, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. AndreyOfDoom

    AndreyOfDoom maximize

    Aug 9, 2004
    News Credits:
    Trophy Points:
    IN the how-to I could not find a section on clearcoating besides the future floor finish one which doesn't answer my question. I have never clear coated before.

    I have a Rust-oleum crystal clear enamel spray. Would this be ok for a clear gloss so that paint does not chip or will enamel damage the custom.

    Or would some sort of acrylic be better.

    Would it be better to paint it instead of spray it?

    Can you guys please recommend some brands and give a few instructions on the best way to do this? I just want to clear coat a UNIVERSE Cyclonus custom to not chip the paint. Thanks guys!!


    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    News Credits:
    Trophy Points:
    I've used testors acryl gloss clear, testors lacqure gloss clear and tamyia lacqure gloss clear sray cans over testors acryl base coats and they all worked great. I hear that its better to clear acrylics with enamels though, but I use all kinds of different clear coats. I'd say find some spare parts paint them the way you painted your custom and spray each spare with a different clear to see which you perfer.
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Mod

    May 19, 2003
    News Credits:
    Trophy Points:
    I used to use Testors clear coat until my bottle of Future Floor came along. Now, I wish I could retroactively work on my customs with the stuff.

    I've used clear acrylic sprays on other things before with good results, as well. My advice is to take a scrap piece of plastic, paint it with the same thing as your custom, use what you're wanting to use for a clear coat, and observe the results. That way you're not messing up your custom :)