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Krylon Clear Gloss?
Posted by drumsfield on Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:08 PM

I"m looking for a durable gloss coat that won't get affected by daily use. I'm making a 3D printed project for my kids and I'm intending on using my acrylic paints to add color but woun't need to finish it off with something hard and durable. Would Krylon gloss clear work? 

I'm building this:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2064476

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:44 PM

It would depend on what type of clear gloss.  Is it acrylic, enamel, lacquer, urathane?

For hardness, lacquer and urathane are very tough then enamel and last acrylic. 

When spraying clears if you are using acrylic paints and clear with a lacquer or urathane you will want to do very light coats.  If you put on a heavy coat, the clear may react with the acylic paint and could cause issues.  You would want to do a test first to be sure.  Enamel will not react with acylics.

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Posted by drumsfield on Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:52 PM

I was looking at this, unless there's something better.

http://www.krylon.com/products/crystal-clear-acrylic/

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:48 PM

Stay away from all Krylon products!!!!!! They're pure garbage. Ask me how I know.

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Posted by drumsfield on Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:39 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Stay away from all Krylon products!!!!!! They're pure garbage. Ask me how I know.

 

How do you know? 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:18 PM

drumsfield
 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Stay away from all Krylon products!!!!!! They're pure garbage. Ask me how I know.

 

 

 

How do you know? 

 

Ha!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:15 AM

How do I know? I've had a couple kits ruined using Krylon products. Not laying down correctly (Yes, I've sprayed in several light coats), orange peel, etc... They changed something in their products.

 

But hey, if you prefer Krylon products, knock yourself out. My go to primer and clearcoat is Rustoleum. Each to his own I guess.

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Posted by drumsfield on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:41 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

How do I know? I've had a couple kits ruined using Krylon products. Not laying down correctly (Yes, I've sprayed in several light coats), orange peel, etc... They changed something in their products.

 

But hey, if you prefer Krylon products, knock yourself out. My go to primer and clearcoat is Rustoleum. Each to his own I guess.

 

I read the reviews on their website and it looks like quite a few others have the same experience. I'd like to know what other alternatives there are out there. I've been using rustoleum primers but never tried their clear coat. How are they?

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, February 09, 2018 6:20 PM

Duplicolor has a lacquer based clear found at Auto parts stores.  It is very tough, dries fast and is not too expensive.  You will want to test with your acrylic paints to make sure it does not react with them.

Good ole testors gloss coat is also tough.  It too is lacquer based so test first.

Lacquers go on thin but dry tough.  Do 3-4 mist coats and see the results after an hour.  If you want you can then do one or two medium coats. 

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Posted by drumsfield on Friday, February 09, 2018 9:46 PM

route62

Duplicolor has a lacquer based clear found at Auto parts stores.  It is very tough, dries fast and is not too expensive.  You will want to test with your acrylic paints to make sure it does not react with them.

Good ole testors gloss coat is also tough.  It too is lacquer based so test first.

Lacquers go on thin but dry tough.  Do 3-4 mist coats and see the results after an hour.  If you want you can then do one or two medium coats. 

 

 

Thanks!

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:14 AM

I love Testors (lacquer) Glosscoat. It is quite resistant to environment.  It had a reputation, long ago, of turning yellow with age, but they fixed that decades ago.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by drumsfield on Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:41 PM

Don Stauffer

I love Testors (lacquer) Glosscoat. It is quite resistant to environment.  It had a reputation, long ago, of turning yellow with age, but they fixed that decades ago.

 

 

Thanks, that's good to know.

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