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Posted: 1/28/2011 4:55:13 AM EDT
Does anyone spray a clear coat over Krylon Fusion? If so, which clear coat was used? I see Krylon has a flat non-yellowing clear. It doesn't say on the can whether or not it's compatible with their Fusion paints. Also, did it make much of a difference? Did it keep the Fusion from wearing off? I know part of the charm of Krylon is the eventual "dragged through the rocks " look, but the rifle I painted looks pretty good right now. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 5:09:35 AM EDT
I used the supposed "matte" clear from krylon over the flat camo from Krylon and it put a little shine on it. It is not a lot but it is noticeable.

Not sure if the pics will help but the barrel is Duracoat Tactical FDE with no clear coat. The stock and scope are krylon camo with the matte clear coat.

Link Posted: 1/28/2011 8:55:25 AM EDT
Nice job, bjwar10. Little bit of sheen, but not bad. Do you think it does much to prevent scratching during typical range use? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 10:05:17 AM EDT
The Remington above was just painted so I can't say how the clear coat will protect the krylon. The clear coat is bound to help but even the Norrell's and Duracoat I've used will show signs of wear after some use. If you touched up the clear coat every few months you might stand a chance at saving your krylon finish.

Not to turn this into a pic fest but here is my AR10 that has been painted for about 5 years. The base coat is Norrell's but the camo is krylon. It was never clear coated and you can see the wear on the high spots and frequently handled areas. The cheekweld area on the stock is very noticeable as well as the turrets on the scope and scope covers.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:30:10 AM EDT
I second krylon Matte . Make sure you get the one labelled MATTE clear ,not flat clear. two totally different products. The matte is more durable
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:10:19 AM EDT
The matte clear does ad a slight sheen but i think it gives a better look over all, plus protection.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:23:17 AM EDT
Thanks, all. Does Krylon make a matte clear? All I can find locally is gloss, satin, and flat.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:24:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FearItself:
Thanks, all. Does Krylon make a matte clear? All I can find locally is gloss, satin, and flat.

My can actually says "Matte Finish". The color bar code says matte and the # code is 1311. It came from Wal-Mart.
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