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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:48 PM
Have read many posts about the use of Createx Clear. Is this the same thing as Clear Coat? The description on D Blick says that it dries to a matte finish? Any help appreciated.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:39 PM
I have used this and my results were not very favorable! Did not hold up well in the water. And it did not have have a deep gloss to it so I do not use it any more!
Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:17 AM
I often wondered why they made the clear, but I use it for thinning pearls and it works.
I have used it when I have a base paint scheme done, and want to protect it before I try and add detail. Once I heat set the clear, I can add details, and wipe them off if I don't like them. I heat set with my hair dryer on high for this, or the paint I've already put on will be damaged.
Since I switched to a water cured urethane top coat, I just dip my lures once after I've finished the base scheme, and I can then add and remove details however I like.
I use the hairdryer to speed the urethane dry and cure, so I can continue painting in an hour.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:42 PM
You've got to remember that Createx is first and foremost a T-shirt paint. It's not really designed to be used for the things we do with it. Same goes for their clear.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:22 AM
There was a thread a couple of years ago about how to sign a lure. Those who had figured out how to do this and not have the signature smudge were shooting "createx clear" (their words) over the signature, heat setting, and then sealing. I know you can't use createx for a top coat clear coat. I just want to know if the "clear" mentioned in earlier posts is the same product as createx "clear coat".