How to preserve paper models‏?

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by snake7, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic New Member

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    How about a few light sprays of ClearCote, (KleerCote?) not sure of the spelling, it's used as a hobby sealant/protective hard coating and comes in matt and gloss.

    I've used it on plastic models before after painting/decals etc, not sure how it would react long term with paper though, too much would obviously cause sagging!
  2. kirkhere

    kirkhere New Member

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    You know, I always wanted to try the stuff they use on automobiles for clearcoat... however, the only sources I could find wanted a LOT of money for a small amount. And it seemed the stuff was just another acrylic or urethane product anyway, from what I remember.
  3. MilanX3

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    What would be the most inexpensive product in that case that would yield an acceptable result??
  4. Aries1

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    Hello, I know the product must be the fixer (spray) for using the ladies hair at the salon from the 60s
  5. MilanX3

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    I guess this would be the least expensive option? What is the modern version of that type of spray called?
  6. pone69

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    great advice, thanks
  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Don't know much...

    As the title says, I really don't know much, and I read many great posts, but the problem is... I am NOT in America, and the products and chemicals may vary so much, that sometimes it's hard to get anything close to what is discussed here.
    Of course, I have the same problem, how to preserve (and harden) paper models. The best thing so far for me, since I have started at it just a couple of months ago, is craftmanship varnish (is that right?), for I've been told any other varnish wouldn't adhere to paper. Problem: it's water-based, so it won't protect the model from the rain, and as a previous post said, apply VERY light coats.
    But I'm still testing it, and would appreciate comments on it, since I don't know much (here we go again...sign1) about paints and related stuff. Please remember: we do not have as many products here in Brazil (unless they are imported) as you guys have in America.
    Thanks!
  8. MilanX3

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    Yes, different product names are certainly a problem. Any chance someone can make a list of what to ask for in shops in North America, Europe, Asia and South America? I get the impression only some crafts stores carry such products, and that there are likely not many brands to boot. I have a feeling it will all be made in Germany in any case :p

    Cheers,
    Rich
  9. Paul_n

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    Hi there

    What sort of timescale are we talking about for these effects to be seen ? with normal printer paper ?

    Is Future [ acrylic floor polish ] good for protecting models ? I am building some in 1/100th scale for wargaming so need them to be physically robust & proof against sweaty fingers and last at least a couple of years.

    regards Paul