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#1 Kfs35 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Hello,

 

I'm contemplating clearcoating over top of my new decals once I get them on.  Anyone else done that? I'm wondering if the clear will damage the decals? I may try it on a "spare" decal before doing the ones for the Ride-a-matic.

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:11 AM

It's been my experience that the clear will peel off of the vinyl and looks awful.


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:02 AM

I have never coated over my Decals, Those are always the last things to go on after all the painting is done....


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 03:30 PM

I have put Clear Coat over 2 different tractors with no issues of peeling. One was my MF14 I rebuilt (avatar picture), the other tractor was a John Deere pedal tractor. The clear coat I used was a 2 part automotive type designed to resist scratches. I have a model 30 JD lawn cart I am finishing up that I plan to also put clear coat over the decals.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 06:59 AM

Clear coating over decals is going to make a mess. Its not going to be smooth, it will lift edges of the decal. water transfer decals you can clear over.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:22 AM

I agree no on vinyl because of it being elastic & wanting to move. You may also have a problem with solvents melting the vinyl. No problem with water transfer decals.

Edited by Sawdust, May 31, 2014 - 07:22 AM.

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