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23 Apr 2020 11:46 #22240 by Phillip Ford
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Anyone had good results with a glow fuel proof lacquer? I have tried Halfords Petrol Proof aerosol for motorbike tanks on car acrylic paint but not that truly successful. Ideally a clear coating that is compatible with acrylics. The paint on my Wots Wot arf cowl is not bothered at all with fuel residue.

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23 Apr 2020 16:36 #22244 by Brian Jackson
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Rustin's clear plastic floor coating, "satin finish" works very well. Bit fiddly to mix as its not exactly a two pack resin, it only uses a tiny amount of hardener. I used the syringes you get with printer cartridge ink refills, much easier than trying to measure into a container. Easy to brush or spray and fairly cheap, unfortunately the smallest pack size is 1 litre. Gives a good finish, doesn't seem to dissolve cured paint or lift decals, and cures ready to use in two hours.
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