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Clear coat carbon fiber?

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Clear coat carbon fiber?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 9:24 PM
Question [?] Should I spray clear coat over carbon fiber decals? If so, should I use acrylic or laquer?
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by Holley on Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:29 PM
That is a new one to me glheald, but I would think Future would work. It may be best to try on some scrap with some spare decal first, just to make sure it is compatable.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, April 27, 2003 4:24 PM
Yes you should overspray these decals whith a clearcoat.
I did it with Tamiya Acrylics, there where no problems.
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, April 27, 2003 9:10 PM
Spraying a coat of future or something like it always improves the appearance of decals, especially stuff like carbon fibre decals.
On the real thing, the carbon fabric is actually embedded in an epoxy resin, so the surface you touch is actually the resin, so adding a minute thickness of clearcoat over the decal will improve realism.

Cheers, LeeTree
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