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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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clear coating over decals?

This isnt for a JEM model but for my ESP. Ive loved the OUIJI kh-2 ever since the 1st time I saw it. I have a set of teh decals used on the accually guitar (the originals are painted). The body is getting refinished right now being painted black and the decals will be added. Can the decals be clearcoated over without anything happening to them? Theyre made out of automotive quality vinyl, I think its a bit more durable as well.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Re: clear coating over decals?

SHould be fine. I did that, with waterslide decals, on one of my builds, and it came out, fine, and is holding up perfectly. Just make sure you don't get any air ubbles under the decals, cause once it's cleared, it's not going away.
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Re: clear coating over decals?

Yeah, you can but to make it even you will need a LOT of clear coat. if you use too little, you will feel the decals. You will need enough to level out the decals with the clear coat. if you have an air bubble, just poke it with a needle before clear coating and it should be fine.
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SHould be fine. I did that, with waterslide decals, on one of my builds, and it came out, fine, and is holding up perfectly. Just make sure you don't get any air ubbles under the decals, cause once it's cleared, it's not going away.
do u have a pic of yours? thanx
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Re: clear coating over decals?

Yup. Here's mine with the white basecoat and decals applied, just before the clear was shot:




And here it is, finished, clearcoat and all:






Sorry the pics aren't any closer. Hope this helps in some way, though.
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Re: clear coating over decals?

I got clear coat on decals not on my guitar but on my bike, it works just fine
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Re: clear coating over decals?

I did the same on a computer case with no problems.
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Re: clear coating over decals?

Thanx for the help guys!
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