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  1. AncientFett's Avatar
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    Jun 13, 2008, 9:46 AM - Clear Coat Sealing #1

    I'm getting ready to clear coat my helmet but there is no place around me that sells Testor's Clear coat. What would be the next best thing to use? I know that some clear coats say matte on them but they still give a glossy finish. Any input would be great.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 10:52 AM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #2

    in my experience, it's worth it to get the testors, even if you have to mail order it. the finish is much smoother and more consistently dull than any other i've tried, and i haven't had it melt the paint underneath, which i have had with other brands.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 11:06 AM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #3

    I use kylon matte finish...
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    Jun 13, 2008, 11:10 AM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #4

    Quote gbeef said: View Post
    I use kylon matte finish...
    Same here
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    Jun 13, 2008, 11:18 AM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #5

    Quote gbeef said: View Post
    I use kylon matte finish...
    That's what I use myself...works great!
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    Jun 13, 2008, 11:40 AM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #6

    you know, i wish someone near me sold krylon paints! everyone seems to love them, but all my local hardware shops only sell rustoleum brand.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 12:31 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #7

    Your local Walmart should carry them.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 12:38 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #8

    Yep, get mine at Walmart too. I only had a slight problem once. One time the clear caused a blotchy effect on some armor. The can was really low, almost empty. Not sure if that was the cause, or what. Since then, I just throw the can out when it gets really close to the end, don't take chances.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 1:16 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #9

    michaels? that where i get mine. there the only ones that sell it in my area.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 1:37 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #10

    Krylon Matte finish it is. Thanks all!
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    Jun 13, 2008, 4:29 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #11

    ah, as a rule i tend not to go into walmart. not for any sort of ethical reasons, just that the people in our walmart are way too dumb
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    Jun 17, 2008, 11:17 PM - Re: Clear Coat Sealing #12

    I use Testors Dullcoat. It works great from my experience with it. I buy it over at Michael's.

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