Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by stary, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. stary

    stary Member

    when adding decals to a structure, car or locomotive, do I have to add a gloss coat to the ENTIRE thing, or can I just put a gloss coat on the part where the decal goes?:confused: :confused:
  2. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    I will suggest to make the overall vehicle surface glossy, otherwise you may get problems after the final coat.

    On buildings is acceptable your method.

  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I would suggest Dull-Cote not Gloss.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Do you use Dull-Coat before you decal, Tyson? I had always been told that you want a glossy surface for decals (wet type) and a dull surface for dry transfers. After the decals are done, I shoot Dull-Coat over the entire model.
  5. stary

    stary Member

    MOST people reccomend putting decals on a glossy surface.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I use a Gloss paint, add decal then Dull-Cote. If you put a decal on a flat finish it will usually have a mirror finish where the clear sections are.

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