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Decal sealing question
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:05 AM

I printed a decal for one of my bicycles and need it to have a satin or semi gloss finish once applied to the fender.  Can I spray MRP semi gloss varnish to the decal as ink sealant ?

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:22 AM

There's only one way to find out.

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:37 AM

PJ I've sprayed MRP Semi-matte on some ink jet decals I made recently with no issues.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:41 AM

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:46 AM

rooster513

PJ I've sprayed MRP Semi-matte on some ink jet decals I made recently with no issues.

 
There you have it, and their semi-matt clear would probably be better for the satin finish that PJ is looking for.  It produces a really nice satin finish.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:41 PM

rooster513

PJ I've sprayed MRP Semi-matte on some ink jet decals I made recently with no issues.

 



Good to hear Rooter.  How long did you let the ink dry before spraying?

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:15 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
rooster513

PJ I've sprayed MRP Semi-matte on some ink jet decals I made recently with no issues.

 

 

 



 

Good to hear Rooter.  How long did you let the ink dry before spraying?

 

 

Maybe 12-24 hours I think. I put a fan on them to help with the drying and obviously the longer they dry the better. MRP works well I think because it goes on so thin and dry that there is less risk of flooding it and causing issues. I did like 3-5 thin coats I believe.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:53 PM

Thanks Rooster, will give it a try.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, July 8, 2021 8:45 AM

Semi-matt polyurethane is another option.  I have used it several times over decals- used to be the only semi-matt clearcoat available.

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