recommend me a Poly clear spray can

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  1. vashuba

    vashuba TDPRI Member

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    So looking for a Poly clear coat. My last project I used a nitro but I want to get something that cures faster so I don't have to wait a month. Also i need something that is fairly thick since i will be going over a halo-flake sparkle.
    I had a bottle of SprayMax 2k but sold it. seems do dangerous for my situation. I do have a respirator and will be doing it outside though
    thanks
     
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  2. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Can you get this Carbothane Poly spray in the US?, made by cabots.. good stuff :)

    goes on flat and smooth and the can has a finer spray nozzle than most, I keep the nozzle tops to use on other cans.

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    straight off the gun and hanging up, still tacky.....

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    StewMac has a rub on polyurethane, a clear shellac, and all sorts of other stuff. They're extremely dependable. Not extremely cheap, but what can you do?
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like that is what you wanted - a catalyzed poly. It is supposed to dry quicker and creates a harder finish. Mohawk supposedly makes a good one too. You may want to consider a brush or wipe-on because the coats are usually a little thicker. But others here will be more familiar with the products than myself.
     
  5. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    I used Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss Spray on this kit build that I hydrodipped. It has worked quite well for almost 3 years now.

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    pinchegil Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    2k is the ticket it will greatly speed up drying, gloves cap respirator
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Nothing wrong with Spraymax if you don't have a spray setup. I've used it on 4 guitars and 3 of them didn't need any sanding/polishing. Just take precautions.
     
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    what kind of precautions?
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Health related. good respirator, eye protection, long sleeve shirt and pants, gloves. that stuff is really potent.
     
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    stepvan Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have used automotive grade clear coat with great results. Either a spray gun or loaded into aerosol cans at the auto parts store. You will definitely end up with a tough finish that is not bad to sand.
     
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