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FOIL AND CLEAR COAT

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I have only foiled a few cars. None of these were ever done with a clear top coat. Does the foil work better on top of the clear or with the clear top coats after foiling?

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Unless you're absolutely sure that your clearcoat won't yellow over time,put your foil over your clearcoat. There really is no need to clear over foil anyway IMO. I made the mistake of clearing over foil on a couple of models with Testors clear. Never ever again will I make that mistake!

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I have never in my life seen clear over chrome on real cars, why would you want to put clear over BMF? :blink::unsure::huh::blink:;):huh:

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I have never in my life seen clear over chrome on real cars, why would you want to put clear over BMF? :blink::unsure::huh::blink:;):blink:

No but have seen clear over polished aluminum! :huh:

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I agree with Cruz's sentiments-----------there's absolutely no need to clear over BMF if the sheet is in good shape, and you've applied it correctly. :rolleyes:

Here's a couple pics of a '59 Buick Invicta which was built over 4 years ago. The BMF was NOT cleared, and the foil is still sticking very well after all this time. I have some builds older than this, and the BMF has not peeled due to lack of clearcoat.

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I do clear over BMF, so I guess I am the oddball.

I do it for two reasons.

1. and the main reason so the foil doesn't come off, get knocked off, or fall off.

2. I think it looks better cleared, and the edge where the foil has been cut looked a little more "finished".

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