How often have you wanted a really good high glass clear coat on a model and been disappointed with the results??? Testors Glosscoat is not the best and is more like a matte finish. The Acryl version isn’t much better. Future Floor Wax gives a good glass but will yellow with age. Testors ‘Wet Look’ clear gloss is good but hard to find. But after some experimentation I have found a very acceptable high gloss clear coat. It is made by Minwax and there is flat, semi-gloss and gloss options in their polyurethane product line. All go on very smooth and crystal clear. Sold both in standard pint and quart cans and spray. I use the spray with great results. It comes with the fan type nozzle for very even coverage. It does take more time to dry but it is worth it. I usually let mine set for at least 24 hours before handling. Available at Wal-Mart and most hardware and home improvement stores. Both cars shown here had the clear coat sprayed on them.
High Gloss Clear Coat
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