Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

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    Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

    I wanted to find a really good clear coat seal for my helmet and armor. Right now I just have a few coats f testors dull coat but wanted to know what everyone else uses. Are there any "heavy duty" water proof sealers that anyone has uses, maybe something epoxy based? I dont want to fear a little rain while trooping. Just curious.

    thanks,

    Arakus

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    LongHammer's Avatar
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    Re: Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

    I have been doing a triple coat of humbrol matte coat. Dunno how resilient it is yet, but I did run my gaunts through the rain with no issues.

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

    You should be fine with dullcoat...even without it a little water isnt going to hurt your paint...now laquer thinner is another story

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    Re: Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

    Yep. Testors Dullcote is what I use as well.

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    Re: Best clear coat to use on helmet and armor

    I paint rc helicopters and automotive and I would use a two part clear coat! you can get flat , semi ect.. granted its a little bit more $ and bad if you breath it "just use a respirator" but its way tougher than an old rattle can!! and you can get it at your local auto paint store...

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