decals

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by stary, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. stary

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    when adding decals to a structure, car or locomotive, do I have to add a gloss coat to the ENTIRE thing, or can I just put a gloss coat on the part where the decal goes?:confused: :confused:
  2. krokodil

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    I will suggest to make the overall vehicle surface glossy, otherwise you may get problems after the final coat.

    On buildings is acceptable your method.

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  3. Tyson Rayles

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    I would suggest Dull-Cote not Gloss.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Do you use Dull-Coat before you decal, Tyson? I had always been told that you want a glossy surface for decals (wet type) and a dull surface for dry transfers. After the decals are done, I shoot Dull-Coat over the entire model.
  5. stary

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    MOST people reccomend putting decals on a glossy surface.
  6. Tyson Rayles

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    I use a Gloss paint, add decal then Dull-Cote. If you put a decal on a flat finish it will usually have a mirror finish where the clear sections are.