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Post Tue May 06, 2014 6:11 pm

paint onto vinyl

just wondered im doing paint onto vinyl through an airbrush Using wicked paint designed for custom auto work Would this need laminating or is it good to go as is
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Post Tue May 06, 2014 7:22 pm

When I used to paint vinyl many moons ago I lacquered over it but I guess using a laminate would be as good if not better. I think I'd wet apply tho as you don't want the paint lifting off the vinyl while positioning the laminate. Also, did you key the vinyl first, I would imagine you did.
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Post Tue May 06, 2014 7:34 pm

I key it lightly And stuck a test piece on the car Not laminated to see how it works
Looks ok up to yet
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Post Tue May 06, 2014 8:14 pm

Hi
Laminating painted vinyl can look like its got a load of bits under under it you are better off using a laquer

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Post Tue May 06, 2014 8:35 pm

play safe I think and spray a sealer over it
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Post Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:57 pm

Since Autoair has a very low build and vinyl is quite thin, use a 3m p1000grit blending pad or mirka p1000grit soft hand pad or similar, to lightly scuff the vinyl, this will allow sufficient bite for modern clear coat to stick to without showing scratches through your autoair. once your airbrushing is done you can clear coat using medium solid (ms) clear that doesnt need thinner, usually ms clear coats are a 2:1 mix and quite thin, flexible and low build. Apply first a mist/grip coat followed by an nice full coat and allow to air dry. beware if you're going to try single pack clear coat as some have a very high solvent level that may damage the vinyl. Hope this helps.
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Post Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:53 am

Thanks I have tried scuffing alittle Then spraying and overcoat with a spray laminate It seems to be holding up quite well

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