# Spray Gloss Overcoat

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#### Quasar

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This is ridiculous! You would think that SOMEBODY in the hobby industry would manufacture a line of non-yellowing clear coats. Microscale claims on their bottle of Micro Gloss to be "non-yellowing", but is it really? I've just gotten back into modeling after about a 20 year absense and I don't want to put hours and hours of hard work into my rockets and have them turn yellow a few years later. It just doesn't seem right that I should have to use a floor-finishing product on our rockets, but I will if I have to.

Also, the automobile manufacturers have been using clear coat finishes for years and you don't see white cars turning yellow. Anyone know what they use?

Thanks.

Mike Fields

#### limd21

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If you're willing to buy in quarts, auto-body clear can be found in any auto-body paint supplier. There's lots of different manufacturers: DuPont, PPG, Glasurit, House of Kolor, etc. It's expensive, requires organic solvents, good ventilation, and good respirator gear. But as you already stated, it's going to give you the clearest, most durable clear coat that is practically possible.

Future, on the other hand is cheap, safe to work with and cleans up with water. Some say it yellows, other say it doesn't. I've not used it long enough to make a call on this myself. E.g. go read:
https://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html