[sdiy] Coating aluminum

flightofharmony flight at flightofharmony.com
Mon May 11 16:39:18 CEST 2009


Varathane Diamond water-based Polyurethane:
http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=70

It takes some practice, but the results are excellent! Very durable, does
not yellow, and no thinners to damage graphics. Just make sure to apply thin
coats and give it time to dry.

Best regards, 

~flight
flight at flightofharmony.com
http://www.flightofharmony.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl [mailto:synth-diy-
> bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of David G. Dixon
> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:56 PM
> To: 'synthdiy DIY'
> Subject: [sdiy] Coating aluminum
> 
> Well, I've just put DecalProFX dry transfer decals on some bare aluminum
> panels (it was a fairly frustrating experience, but I've just about got
the
> hang of it now), and I'm looking for something to coat the panels with to
> make the printing durable.  I've tried Krylon Matte Finish clearcoat, but
I
> can scratch it off easily with my fingernail.  I'd like to use some kind
of
> clear lacquer (preferably acrylic), and I'm not looking to have to do a
> whole lot of surface preparation.
> 
> Any tips?
> 
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