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Should I put a sealer/finish on a snap tite car
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 27, 2003 7:12 PM
Recently, I built for fun the Scooby Doo "Mystery Machine" that Polaris has available. Traditionally, I have built aircraft but loved watching Scooby Doo on Saturday mornings growing up (Anybody else enjoy Scooby Doo?).

The model come with the peel and stick on stickers. I did enhance the car with paint in a few key areas. Now that the vehicle is completed, should I put a sealer/finish on the car? Normally, I would use future and/or dull cote on an aircraft once I finished everhting else.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, July 28, 2003 4:37 AM
Sure wouldn't hurt. The stickers are thicker than decals, so you will need a few coats to cover the edges. Sure wish they would include waterslide decals for s. I hear Polar lights did the same thing with their Enterprise kit from the original Star Trek series. That will limit it's appeal to builders. A shame, as it is the only game in town if you want a original Enterprise.
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 28, 2003 9:06 AM
Atomr,

I built the Ecto 1 by Polar Lights(same kit as the AMT coincidentally--LOTS OF BARE METAL FOIL! YUK!), and it had peel-&-stick decals and I wound up doing what midnightprowler did which was to give a few coats of gloss to kind of get them to "blend" in. The only thing that you may want to do is let each coat thoroughly dry so that the stickers don't bleed.
By the way, Scooby-Doo Rocks!
Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law was defending them last night on Adult Swim. They were busted(Scooby and Shaggy) for spontaneous giggling, paranoia, and persistant munchies.
Any ideas on what they were up to?

Good luck on the kit!

Carlos
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    December 2002
Posted by Archer1 on Monday, July 28, 2003 11:38 AM
Guys -

So you're saying that something like Testors dull coat/gloss coat lacquer over peel-n-stick should be OK? I've done a few snap together jets, actually they detail quite well, and are great when you want to work on filling, detail/weathering techniques, and NOT building. I'd like to throw a coat of dull coat over the completed project, but the glossy peel-n-sticks got me a little nervous. Heck, it's cheaper than getting aftermarket decals for snap-togethers.

Archer out.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, July 28, 2003 4:41 PM
I wouldn't use the Testors laquer, I would use Testors Gloss enamel, and then if you want a dull finish, use the dull Laquer over that.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    December 2002
Posted by Archer1 on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 3:51 PM
MNP -

Thanks, actually I just ment the dull coat over the (peel-n-stick) decalled and pastel weathered model.

Good catch,

Thanks again,

Archer out.
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