How to preserve paper models‏?

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by snake7, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic New Member

    How about a few light sprays of ClearCote, (KleerCote?) not sure of the spelling, it's used as a hobby sealant/protective hard coating and comes in matt and gloss.

    I've used it on plastic models before after painting/decals etc, not sure how it would react long term with paper though, too much would obviously cause sagging!
  2. kirkhere

    kirkhere New Member

    You know, I always wanted to try the stuff they use on automobiles for clearcoat... however, the only sources I could find wanted a LOT of money for a small amount. And it seemed the stuff was just another acrylic or urethane product anyway, from what I remember.
  3. MilanX3

    MilanX3 Member

    What would be the most inexpensive product in that case that would yield an acceptable result??
  4. Aries1

    Aries1 New Member

    Hello, I know the product must be the fixer (spray) for using the ladies hair at the salon from the 60s
  5. MilanX3

    MilanX3 Member

    I guess this would be the least expensive option? What is the modern version of that type of spray called?
  6. pone69

    pone69 New Member

    great advice, thanks
  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Don't know much...

    As the title says, I really don't know much, and I read many great posts, but the problem is... I am NOT in America, and the products and chemicals may vary so much, that sometimes it's hard to get anything close to what is discussed here.
    Of course, I have the same problem, how to preserve (and harden) paper models. The best thing so far for me, since I have started at it just a couple of months ago, is craftmanship varnish (is that right?), for I've been told any other varnish wouldn't adhere to paper. Problem: it's water-based, so it won't protect the model from the rain, and as a previous post said, apply VERY light coats.
    But I'm still testing it, and would appreciate comments on it, since I don't know much (here we go again...sign1) about paints and related stuff. Please remember: we do not have as many products here in Brazil (unless they are imported) as you guys have in America.
  8. MilanX3

    MilanX3 Member

    Yes, different product names are certainly a problem. Any chance someone can make a list of what to ask for in shops in North America, Europe, Asia and South America? I get the impression only some crafts stores carry such products, and that there are likely not many brands to boot. I have a feeling it will all be made in Germany in any case :p

  9. Paul_n

    Paul_n New Member

    Hi there

    What sort of timescale are we talking about for these effects to be seen ? with normal printer paper ?

    Is Future [ acrylic floor polish ] good for protecting models ? I am building some in 1/100th scale for wargaming so need them to be physically robust & proof against sweaty fingers and last at least a couple of years.

    regards Paul

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