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Testers Paint
Posted by: Dan Scollard (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 04:44PM

I've signed a matte graphite blank with Testers Silver Metallic and a caligraphy pen. Came out really nice.
Does this need a coat of epoxy over it, or will the Testers last?
I'd rather not have this portion be glossy, but can live with it if necessary.

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Re: Testers Paint
Posted by: Rich Connors (98.216.225.---)
Date: April 15, 2017 05:27PM

I use a wipe on poly...its what I use and it works well.

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Re: Testers Paint
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 05:29PM

I would coat it, let it dry/cure, then mask off the blank on either side of the inscription and scuff the gloss lightly with scotchbrite (or similar). Proceed with caution, you just want to knock the shine off.

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Re: Testers Paint
Posted by: John Bonior (---.client.mchsi.com)
Date: April 16, 2017 02:33PM

coat it and mask off then hit with a quick spray of dull laquer. I do this for top coats when I paint and it dulls it all the way down. Testors top coat dull is the best i found

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Re: Testers Paint
Posted by: David DeBruhl (170.7.248.---)
Date: April 21, 2017 11:45AM

I just finished several tests with different options and found that if I scuff the blank lightly with a scotch-brite extra fine pad before I write on it and the use the wipe-on poly over top of the Testers' enamel, I got the results I was wanting. You are right that the epoxy look is too glossy and thick. The wipe-on poly I use is the clear satin. Hope this helps.

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