I applied this waterslide decal on a headstock last night and after it had dried I shot it with two coats of nitrocellulose clear (Gracey's) an hour apart. This is somewhat new territory for me here so would love to hear about other experiences. Having read a little about this process (really good information in the model building forums, that was a surprise), I used a 2:1 mix of water and white vinegar solution to dislodge the decal. The white vinegar is supposed to degrade and soften the waterslide decal film making a smoother transition between the wood surface and the decal film. Theoretically, this should help bury the decal in a layer of clear a bit more quickly, and thus using less expensive lacquer to achieve the finish I'm looking for. I did some decals earlier and to me they do seem like they were thicker than the stuff soaking in vinegar, or at least stood proud of the test piece more noticeably than this one. You can't really see the outline of this decal, but it is there. Not having a lot of experience with nitrocellulose I am going to work on the test piece tonight. I applied two decals to the test piece and then shot it with one good coat of nitrocellulose. And I'm going to attack one section of it with probably 800 grit sandpaper and naptha with the objective to burn through the clear and destroy the decal. I'll keep track of the time and approximate effort I put into it, just to give me a better sense for how delicate this stuff is. May do the same with wet sanding some 600 grit or 400 on another decal. I applied a few decals to the test piece earlier and shot it with eventually 8 coats of clear Deft, sanding the decal area after every 2 coats. It was surprisingly resilient. Last night I attacked it pretty aggressively with some 400 wet and it flattened out so I stopped rather than burn through. Not being very experienced with nitrocellulose lacquer, I assume the stuff is microscopically thin and so sand through can happen with just a few strokes. But I'm beginning to think maybe the stuff is tougher than I assume, but still not an armor plating. I've got two sanding blocks that I'm using. One is a small piece of 1/2 inch acrylic with some 1/8th inch cork sheet glued to the bottom of it. Another is a 1/4 inch felt drink coaster that I cut up into strips and stacked and glued. Really wish I had a nice strip of leather. Anyway, that's the plan. Anyone have any experience with this method? Anyone see any problems with my approach, or maybe tips on a better way?