Paint over varnish over nylon?
Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:39 AM
Have also thought about putting one coat of varnish on the inside of the skin, to make the varnish layers sort of lock themselves through the nylon. Not sure how this could be accomplished in practice. Perhaps strategic areas could be coated on the inside just prior to stitching.
Anyway, Happy New Year to all.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:46 AM
Just wondering about the possibility of adding some "bright work" (as my grandfather used to call it) to a Zar-varnished nylon skin. Seems that if oil-based varnish covers the slippery nylon, oil-based paint might stick well enough to the varnish to allow stripes or other decorative touches. Any thoughts?
If the oil based varnish is well adhered then there is no reason not to apply oil base paints.
Have also thought about putting one coat of varnish on the inside of the skin, to make the varnish layers sort of lock themselves through the nylon.
If the coats actually penetrate through the nylon skin, and the inside coat was applied before the outside coat cured it might accomplish something. But if the outside coat penetrated that deeply I can't imagine it is necessary.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:26 PM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:22 PM
What is the purpose of coating the inside? I see nothing to be gained by it. Sealing the outside keeps the water out and it is would be darn nearly impossible to do a decent job anyway.
On my polyester skins I thin the finish to get a better penetration. I typically use oil based paint. If I don't think it, it soaks in unevenly giving the inside a blotchy finish. I have found that by thinning the paint it soaks in more evenly and gives the inside a much better look with only a slight blotchyness to it.