Finishing boba

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    Finishing boba

    Hey guys. How can I give my helmet a good hard clear coat but not make it glossy


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    Re: Finishing boba

    Yes just use a matt clear coat.

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    Re: Finishing boba

    I like to use Testors dull coat. Well, it used to be called dull coat, but now it's
    called "Lusterless (Flat)." Number 1960 in the spray cans.

    It gives a dead flat finish. It is a lacquer, so if you spray any lacquer over enamel
    or acrylic paints, give it a couple of lighter coats instead of a single heavy coat.

    I've tried the Krylon matte spray also. But it still has a bit of a sheen to the finish.

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    Re: Finishing boba

    Anything I can shoot out of the airbrush?


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    Hmm. If you can still find Polly Scale clear flat, that gives a very flat finish, too.
    However, I found that it very slightly muted the colors a bit when I used it on my
    Pre-Pro 3 bucket.

    It appears slightly "milky" in the bottle and I guess that translated a little to the
    surface when I airbrushed it. It wasn't anything major, just to the point that it
    was barely noticeable.

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    Re: Finishing boba

    Ok so my research has brought me another question. After putting on the paint is a clear coat even needed. Basically when doing scenes in the rain will the paint wash off.


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    Re: Finishing boba

    No you don't unless your paint is water based acrylic. Enamel wont wash off and is very tough on its own.

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    Even in rain, I doubt dried acrylic will run. Enamel is even more steadfast, HOWEVER repeated handling may cause some colour to rub off, so if it's a trooping helmet, then I'd advise a clear coat.

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    Re: Finishing boba

    Hero helm for a movie


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