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Sanding paint
Posted by JMorgan on Monday, April 20, 2020 3:52 AM

Should you have to sand paint smooth to apply decals or is there a better way? 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, April 20, 2020 5:06 AM

A better way would be to apply a clear gloss coat such as Alclad,Vallejo,Modelmaster,and many others.

Many people also use Future Acrylic Floor Wax.

All of these sealers provide a smooth surface so decals won't silver,if needed then you can apply a clear flat coat if desired.

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, April 20, 2020 5:57 AM

Tojo72

A better way would be to apply a clear gloss coat such as Alclad,Vallejo,Modelmaster,and many others.

Many people also use Future Acrylic Floor Wax.

All of these sealers provide a smooth surface so decals won't silver,if needed then you can apply a clear flat coat if desired.

 

It's actually Pledge Revive It, since future is no longer on the market.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:59 PM

Tickmagnet

 

 
Tojo72

A better way would be to apply a clear gloss coat such as Alclad,Vallejo,Modelmaster,and many others.

Many people also use Future Acrylic Floor Wax.

All of these sealers provide a smooth surface so decals won't silver,if needed then you can apply a clear flat coat if desired.

 

 

 

It's actually Pledge Revive It, since future is no longer on the market.

 

Wasn't Pledge Revive It the name of a rock and roll band from the late 60's/

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:25 PM

And it's not wax. 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:48 PM

Tojo72

A better way would be to apply a clear gloss coat such as Alclad,Vallejo,Modelmaster,and many others.

Many people also use Future Acrylic Floor Wax.

All of these sealers provide a smooth surface so decals won't silver,if needed then you can apply a clear flat coat if desired.

You do not need a clear gloss coat; you can smooth the surface of your paint without one. Watch this tutorial from one of the finest model builders around:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rdwH1EGus

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:54 PM

Space Ranger

 

 
Tojo72

A better way would be to apply a clear gloss coat such as Alclad,Vallejo,Modelmaster,and many others.

Many people also use Future Acrylic Floor Wax.

All of these sealers provide a smooth surface so decals won't silver,if needed then you can apply a clear flat coat if desired.

 

 

You do not need a clear gloss coat; you can smooth the surface of your paint without one. Watch this tutorial from one of the finest model builders around:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rdwH1EGus

 

 

I'm good,thanks

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:42 PM

On flat paint I do sand it with very fine pads sometimes not needing to be glossed up for decaling.

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