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Old Aug 31, 2015, 06:40 PM
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Graphics better over or under

Wanted to ask for opinions on graphic application. Is it better to apply the graphics first and then apply the top coats of your choice or wait until you have the final gloss polished out. Then apply the graphics on top. I can see how it might be better to protect the lettering under several coats clear but when you went to polish it out you would have to be careful not to cut to deep and ruin them. If you waited until after you had a nice gloss finish to apply them you would only have to worry about damage to the graphics during use. Ed C. does his this way. Easy enough to fix if they are on the surface but not so easy if they are clear coated. Humm what to do? Thanks for any input.
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 07:52 PM
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Polish, then stickers on top.

If you can make water slide decals, those could be overcoated... but apply them on a underlying clear coat.
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 11:52 PM
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I clear coat, or Dullcoat, over any type of lettering, or logo's. Be it: water-slide decals, rub-on's, and even Vynal, or Mylar, peal-n-stick lettering. Looks better, and, they hold up, much better. Protects the lettering/signage, and, "seals" the edges.
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I clear coat, or Dullcoat, over any type of lettering, or logo's. Be it: water-slide decals, rub-on's, and even Vynal, or Mylar, peal-n-stick lettering. Looks better, and, they hold up, much better. Protects the lettering/signage, and, "seals" the edges.
Yep, I too, was instructed to do mine this way!, I think they look ok W/O buffing or waxing!!,....Tim http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...013981&page=31
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