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Offline Dennis Toth

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Sealing Vinyl graphics before final clear coat?
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:04:30 PM »
Charles,
Hope all is well in Tennessee. I am working on a few new ships and will soon touch base about getting some vinyl graphics. One question, how do I seal it in. When I did the name/numbers on the El Diablo I had the trim and clear dope done, added the graphics then sprayed on the "death paint" clear (Max 2K). In some places the edges curled up. I had to seal them with CA.

I know you have used (and so has many others) vinyl graphics on numerous ship that I have seen first hand and they looked amazing. So how should the graphics be sealed before the final clear coat?

Best,   DennisT

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Re: Sealing Vinyl graphics before final clear coat?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 10:12:01 PM »
Charles,
Hope all is well in Tennessee. I am working on a few new ships and will soon touch base about getting some vinyl graphics. One question, how do I seal it in. When I did the name/numbers on the El Diablo I had the trim and clear dope done, added the graphics then sprayed on the "death paint" clear (Max 2K). In some places the edges curled up. I had to seal them with CA.

I know you have used (and so has many others) vinyl graphics on numerous ship that I have seen first hand and they looked amazing. So how should the graphics be sealed before the final clear coat?

Best,   DennisT

Dennis,

The model has to be clean beyond belief before applying.  if a liquid is used to apply them, wait a day or so because they must be thoroughly dry before applying any clear.

The 2K clears are strong enough to hold corners down, even over time.

Just make sure you apply a good wet coat over the graphic or lettering.

Charles



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Re: Sealing Vinyl graphics before final clear coat?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 09:38:13 AM »
my sister cut some vinyl for my racer.  i just didn't clear the model before applying them, and used dope.  let the lettering "stick up" over night, sprayed a coat over just the lettering, then went to town on the rest.  still looks great!


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