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  • Member since
    November 2019
Clear coat
Posted by Yellow GTX on Friday, November 8, 2019 4:48 PM

I’m using Pledge Floor polish for my clear coat.  How many coats should I use. How long between each application.  I plan on using Novous to create gloss shine. Do I do this before or after adding glass.

 

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:30 AM
Use pledge as your final layer (after novus polish) if needed. Do as many coats as you like until you get the shine you like.

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by Yellow GTX on Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:20 PM

So Novus is used on last application of paint then clear coat. Windows are added after Novus and then clear coat the entire model

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:42 PM

Using multiple coats of pledge is wholly unnecessary. Adding coats after the initial only creates more issues. Cracking, spiderwebbing. I agree that it should only be used as a final coat but, if you insist on multiple coats, paint one. Then give it a minimum 48 hours of cure time before adding another coat.

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