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    Sep 18, 2007, 8:27 PM - Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #1

    For those who may be experienced with Rub-N-Buff... can you paint over the top of it? I'm doubting I'll be able to since it has a wax like consistency. Also, can you hit it with a clear coat or something to protect the finish after buffing???
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    Sep 18, 2007, 9:22 PM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #2

    I would do a search at http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums Just drop the word buff in the search and you will find lots of info.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 6:18 AM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #3

    Rm- You can paint over the top of it. If you're going for an old worn, matte look to the metallic, hit it w/a couple of light coats of Dull Coat. If you want a gloss, spray some Future floor wax over the top. You can them paint over it anyway you like.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 9:51 AM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #4

    ...and if you want a flat coat, but don't want to risk re-activating the R n B, spray a few dustings of Future - Before you use Dullcoat. The 'carrier' in dullcoat will 'raise the dead' (so be careful). There are also professional artist matt-finishes available, they cost more - but they are not as 'risky' as using Dullcoat.
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    Sep 19, 2007, 11:50 AM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #5

    Would Krylon Fixatif work as a sealant over the RnB? I also googled and found tha Amaco makes an all purpose sealer that works well over RnB. May have to check then on the next hobby shop run.

    Thanks for the responses, guys!
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    Sep 26, 2007, 2:36 AM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #6

    I was in astore today that sells remenant contractor building supplies for ridiculously cheap (picked up a ton of tiny scratch building goodies). At any rate, I snagged a can of Krylon spray I have never seen nor heard of before called Bare Metal Primer. It's a clear matte primer specifically designed on retaining whatever luster happens to be on the bare metal you spray it with.

    I haven't had the chance to try it out on anything yet, but you may want to look into it.
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    Sep 26, 2007, 12:37 PM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #7

    with rub n buff you should use a Acrylic clear coat only

    you can use flat, satin or gloss but it must be Acrylic
    (and yes, future will work)

    if you attempt to use anything else, it tends to get tacky, and stay that way for a long long time, and could ruin your finish
    (learned that one the hard way)

    any craft store will carry it (even walmart I think)
    Last edited by tgreco; Sep 26, 2007 at 12:49 PM.
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    Sep 28, 2007, 7:37 PM - Re: Coat over the top of Rub-N-Buff? #8

    Thanks guys for the additional tips.

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