How To: Regarding paper stickers and clearcoating...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by SurferGeek, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a question regarding paper stickers and painting clearcoat over them, actually it's two-fold.

    1. What would the best adhesive to use to adhere paper to resin and/or painted resin that won't warp or distort the paper.

    2. Is it possible to clearcoat the paper stickers, some would be quite large (ie. 4x4 inches).

  2. Darth Mawr

    Darth Mawr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've not done anything that large. But I have sprayed clearcoat on ABS and then layed graphics printed by an inkjet printer while the clearcoat was wet. I then sprayed clearcoat over the entire surface to set and seal the graphic. After allowing it to dry, it was pretty durable and I experienced very little distortion.

    The surface was flat and not curved so I don't know what would happen then.

    Good luck.
  3. jddurst

    jddurst Active Member

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    3M Spray 77, or a Photo Mount, spray it to the back of the label.
    Then use
    Krylon Crystal Clear, but be carefull not to over do it.
  4. dropshipbob

    dropshipbob Sr Member

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    I have printed some images on sticker paper, but the quality of this kind of paper varies. I have then used lamanating material to seal the surface.

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