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Clear coating Molotow markers

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
Clear coating Molotow markers
Posted by JohnDB on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:32 PM

Just wondering if anybody has found a really good spray can clear coat that doesn't fog up the Molotow markers? I have tried Testors wet-look clear lacquer, Tamiya clear gloss, and they turn the Chrome into a grayish silver looking paint. I also tried using Testors metalizer sealer, did the same thing. The best results I have gotten so far is using testors enamel gloss clear coat, the Chrome still has reflective qualities using the enamel. If anybody finds anything better please post on this forum. My two cents worth on these molotow markers is that I don't use them for chrome trim on the body, I use it on small trim pieces and the Chrome pieces that are cut off a tree and always have a bare spot , they work pretty good for that.

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    July, 2015
Posted by Moparfan on Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:44 PM
I hear you.I can not find a clear coat that works either.And just like you,I use it the same way.I tried using it on a pair of resin valve covers.Took almost 2 weeks to dry.You can't use as a thick layer.

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:44 AM

Unfortunately, there is no spray can clear coat that can be used on Molotow Liquid Chrome.  The best that several members of my Club have found is Alclad II Gloss Klear Kote through an airbrush.  I don't know if this is available in a spray can or not.  

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:32 PM

Off the wall thought,what about hair spray? will do an experiment tomorrow - before N after and post em here.




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    August, 2005
  • From: Fall River, Ma.
Posted by baycolony on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:43 PM

Did you try Future floor polish.  You can brush it or spray it and it is water based.  Just wondering, why do you want to clear coat the chrome finish anyway.  Is it not durable enough?

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:02 AM

One respected community member who was doing experiments with this stuff found Alclad Aqua Gloss to have the least detrimental effect on Molotow ink.

As for durability, I find the stuff to be amazing tolerant of handling. The less handling the better, of course, but when cured it is very stable. Certainly able to withstand some incidental final assembly handling.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Posted by dimaxion on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:19 PM

I appreciate this information .. Thanx .. 

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    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Monday, February 05, 2018 8:42 AM
Future works for me.


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