Re: Gloss coat for decalling

Tim O'Connor

On the few occasions I have used Floquil for a whole paint job,
I premix Crystal Cote (not Gloss) into the color. IMO this gives
a smoother finish than with the Gloss.

If you want a THIN glossy coat of paint, almost any paint is gonna
be better than Floquil.

I'm still learning about using the airbrush to paint cars, and still
discovering the various paint manufacturers and their products. In a recent
effort, I tried out some Floquil colours and really liked the way the paint
went on. But now I'm wanting to decal the cars, and realise I need a glossy
surface to have the decals adhere well. (or is that right?)

I could have mixed in Floquil's gloss to the base coat but didn't during
this first effort. So I'm left with spraying a clear overcoat of gloss, and
have done enough reading to be confused. The options seem to be:
1) stick to the floquil products, and use their gloss coat....
2) use testors gloss coat
3) use some other manufacturer's gloss coat
4) use Future floor finish as a gloss coat.
Actually the Future idea kind of appeals to me from my reading about it on
the web. But I want to have a sense of the risks andeasy of use associated
with other products before soing something that seems as experimental as
using the Future.

Thanks for any comments,

Rob Kirkham

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