Clear Lacquer

  1. jimbo84 Member

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    What do you use for clear lacquer straight onto steel?

    I've used this stuff but it always goes rusty when the item is outside, I thoroughly wire wheel to bright steel and then clean with thinners before spraying but it doesn't stop the rust, had multiple things go rusty after being sprayed with this.

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  2. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Ive tried loads of spray lacquers outside on bare steel they dont work for long.
    Make one that works and I imagine you will become rich
     
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  3. Ruffian Member

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    Hb 496 2k clear lacquer.
    It is a 2 part clear coat aerosol.
    It does mean once used is pretty much the rest is scrap but it does work well.
     
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  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark Member

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    I use Halfords rattle can clear lacquer.

    I find it gives me decent enough finish for my needs.
     
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  5. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    Probably got to make sure any millscale is removed from the steel give it a rib down with 800 gritt paper and degrease properly, single pack probably no where near as good as 2k
     
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  6. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    If you want any paint to stick and that include lacquer, the steel needs to be abraded.
    If you have a polished finish (like that left by wire wheeling) you will struggle no matter what you use.

    If you can cope with a matt finish, a very fine media blast and then on with a two pack lacquer is your best bet.
    If it has to be shiny before you start, keep looking and tell us all when you get something that works.
     
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  7. jimbo84 Member

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    It always looks great once applied but just doesn't last any duration, sounds like most of you have had similar problems.

    Is 2 pack the stuff that needs proper breathing kit and has the nasties in it?
     
  8. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    yes, but it's the nasties that gives it the performance.
     
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  9. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    you can use 2k with a decent mask preferably outside or well ventilated inside smallish jobs ok full wings and resprays no . 2k is the best hard and none porous
     
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  10. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    You can get masks that are suitable but it's a whole other can of worms that's not worth getting into.
     
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  11. Lewis_RX8

    Lewis_RX8 Member

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    Seems to remind me of a rather lengthly thread on the subject :scared:
     
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  12. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    make your own mind up whether to use it or not. there's enough information one way or another without the rather lengthy thread added
     
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