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Posted by Stutz on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:34 AM

Just got my set of 3 Novus polish.  I have sprayed a car body with Tamiya lacquer. Some areas need polishing. Not sure of what order to do things. I have decals to apply. Talked with Novus rep. There may be adhesive poblems after polish. Can't spray a clear coat after polish. Do I do decals first, clear coat, then polish the clear? If so will the slight orange peel disappear that is in the paint? Or will you see it through the clear? If I polish it first then the decals might not stick. I also have The Treatment polish, and automotive polish but most likely they follow the same rules. This is a very rare kit and I don't want to mess it up. I've already stripped it once. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:27 AM

I did many models where I paint the body with primer color sand it, shoot on the paint I going to use, needing any sanding I do, then i clean it with soap and water let air dry. Then apply Decals and clear it and it has always worked for me. May be time consuming though.

Want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:30 AM

By the way is you kit resin or styrene.

Want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

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Posted by Stutz on Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:04 PM

Styrene

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:19 PM

You can polish the body with the pads prior to decals with no issues.

Whether or not you use a clear coat is a whole nother can of worms.

But regardless, it's the residue from the liquid polish that may cause decal adhesion probems.

That is easily remedied by polishing & then giving the body a nice hot bath with a good dish washing liquid like original dawn.

Then have at it with the decals.

 

Steve

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Posted by Stutz on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:31 PM

Thanks Steve. Do you think that I can apply a lacquer clear coat after the bath and decals?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 PM

Hi there Stutz Big Smile.

I'm not Steve who gives great responses, but I'll give you anothere option to try.

I have used the Novus products for over 15 years. I have all three polishes like you do, but nearly always just use the #2 polish. It works beautifully.

Now I haven't tried the liquid soap to remove the residue from the clearcoat i use. I use 70% Isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth or tissue before I lay down any decals or do anymore clear coating, or any other graphics. Alcohol won't leave any kind of residue.

It's always nice to have options, and I'm sure either way would work fine. It usually just comes down to a persons preferance.

Most of us guy's do practicing on picnic spoons when we're trying a new paint product or painting technique. I don't mind throwing away a picnic spoon, but I hate stripping paint off a finished project.

Good luck on whatever you decide

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Posted by Stutz on Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:53 PM

Thanks Dave. I haven't put clear on yet. I'm finished with an almost perfect lacquer paint job.  I take it your way would also apply at this stage. Its sounding like I can use the Novus #2 and maybe #1 then give it an alcohol rub, then decals. Maybe then to spray a lacquer clear coat and if needed to polish again. Does that sound safe?

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:44 AM

Be aware that some decals don't like some lacquer clears. If possible, find something on the decal sheet to use as a test decal and apply it to a scrap piece. When good and dry, give it a shot of your clear lacquer and look for shrivelling or wrinkling or of the decal.

Most times you're good, but there have been a few incidents reported on the forum over the years.

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Posted by Stutz on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:03 AM

Great point, thanks. Will do.

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Posted by mini man on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:05 PM

Bainford

Be aware that some decals don't like some lacquer clears. If possible, find something on the decal sheet to use as a test decal and apply it to a scrap piece. When good and dry, give it a shot of your clear lacquer and look for shrivelling or wrinkling or of the decal.

Most times you're good, but there have been a few incidents reported on the forum over the years.

 

I always leave decals AT LEAST 24 hrs before clearing,had that prob and learned pretty quick!Cool

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:51 PM

Stutz

Thanks Steve. Do you think that I can apply a lacquer clear coat after the bath and decals?

 

You can, but as others have mentioned, some decals don't do well with clear.

But for the most part, as long as you use a relatively benign clear, like Testors clear lacquer, you shouldn't have an issue.

And as Mini Man said, be absolutely sure that your decals have had ample drying time.

 

Steve

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:47 PM

Stutz

Thanks Dave. I haven't put clear on yet. I'm finished with an almost perfect lacquer paint job.  I take it your way would also apply at this stage. Its sounding like I can use the Novus #2 and maybe #1 then give it an alcohol rub, then decals. Maybe then to spray a lacquer clear coat and if needed to polish again. Does that sound safe?

 

That sounds good Stutz.

Just make sure you try all this on a plastic picnic spoon - the white one, they are styrene like our kits.

I'm not sure what paints your using so it's always safe to practice to make sure your paints and the alcohol work together.

It takes a little extra time, but you wouldn't want to mess up that beautiful new paint job you mentioned Sad.

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