Overcoating Waterslide Transfers
We are no longer able to recommend overcoating products by name as paint Manufacturers frequently change their formula, however we give below some hints and tips:
Protect with CLEAR BRUSHED VARNISH WHICH MUST BE OIL BASED (Clean brush with white spirit or mineral spirits U.S.A.)
Yacht varnish works very well but not necessarily petrol proof.
Polyurethane but this yellows with age on lighter surfaces.
OVERCOATING WITH TWO PACK CLEAR LACQUERS: Some of our customers in the motorcycle painting business have perfected the art of overcoating our transfers with Two Pack Clear Lacquer as follows: DO NOT ADD EXTRA THINNERS. Generally a light mist coat is applied followed by a full coat some 30 minutes later. However not all Two Packs are to the same quality and we are unable to guarantee this method.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS
CLEAR CELLULOSE AND SINGLE PACK ACRYLIC SPRAYS
This will cause the transfer to shrink.
UNSURE STILL? We will always supply a scrap waterslide transfer if requested.