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Clear coat??

Postby hardhead_productions » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:46 pm

im repainting some old mallards to bluebills and buffleheads and I was wondering if I clear coat them will the paint stay on better?
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby Honk-n-quack » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:00 pm

helps somewhat. put it on thin, it will shine and cloud up if you put it on too thick
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:21 pm

make sure it is a FLAT clear coat.
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby nickbowen5 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:05 pm

more of a question (to those that know) than an answer, Will MATTE clear coat work?
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby countryboy306 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:13 pm

I used Kylon 1311 clear coat spray on my decoys and it worked good. Didn't affect the color of my deeks at all. I sprayed it on in a few thin coats not a thick one.
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:32 pm

matte will work, but it could possibly shine more than flat clear coat
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:28 am

the 1311 is matte, not flat, the flat krylon is Model# K0535300A, Walmart carries it. I don't use a finish over any of my decoys, if your paint is good quality it's not going to need a finish over the top of it. However, some decoy companies are using automotive paints without using a top coat over the paint and it may be necessary to provide some protection from oxidation and fading. If the paint isn't sticking to the plastic decoy from the factory, there is not a lot you can do, the spraying with a flat finish is more of a band aid than a fix. What the finish can do is encapsulate the decoy and hold the paint together, but sooner or later the lack of surface prep at the factory is going to let the paint and the finish go. It can probably get you another season or two.
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Re: Clear coat??

Postby redheaded » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:33 pm

I've sprayed my wigeon with a couple coats of krylon 1311 however they turned out a bit shiny....
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