Clear Coat Sealing

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    Clear Coat Sealing

    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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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    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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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    I use kylon matte finish...

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    gbeef said: View Post
    I use kylon matte finish...
    Same here

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    gbeef said: View Post
    I use kylon matte finish...
    That's what I use myself...works great!

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    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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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    Your local Walmart should carry them.

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    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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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    michaels? that where i get mine. there the only ones that sell it in my area.

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    Krylon Matte finish it is. Thanks all!

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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

    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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    Re: Clear Coat Sealing

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

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