Long story short - I ventured out of modeling and painted my iBook laptop
with Krylon Fusion. So far, good adhesion, great color and finish.
However, I'm doing some "detail painting" over the Krylon Fusion base, and
really need a clear coat over it.
Does anyone know what kind of clear coat to use? Which to avoid? Is the
Fusion a lacquer, enamel, or acrylic? Bah - I can never remember the rule
about which clear can cover which color base! I'm getting too old, or the
fumes have gotten to me. :(
Any help is appreciated.
I gave up on Future long ago except for canopies/windscreens. For a
clear coat, I like duracryl. Yeah, it goes on hot but you put it on thin
at first before building it up enough. Same with any paint, really.. you
always lay it down in thin light coats before putting it on heavy.
Try it. You'll never go back to future.
It's an automotive finish made by PPG industries. You can find it at a
Wesco automotive gadget store if you have any nearby. The trick is to
thin it 6:1 (6 parts duracryl thinner..not other thinner) to 1 part
base. This stuff isn't cheap but you mix up a batch and it lasts a very
You'll find many mentions of duracryl in modeling websites, like
internet modeler and ipms usa's website.