anyone try wall paper with a clear coat on top?

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:20 pm

I found some wallpaper that is a large hounds tooth pattern in silver and black. I was wondering if I could glue this on leg shields and panels, then clear coat on top. Anyone ever try this? How long would it last? I guess a rock chipping the clear coat would let water in.

Or perhaps I could take the wall paper to a place that makes vinyl wraps and get them to copy it.

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:50 pm

What about some tasty woodchip or anaglypta?

There's always super fresco by Graham and brown. Apparently it goes up easy; as the actress said to the Bishop.

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:30 pm

Davidsquaredson wrote:I found some wallpaper that is a large hounds tooth pattern in silver and black. I was wondering if I could glue this on leg shields and panels, then clear coat on top. Anyone ever try this? How long would it last? I guess a rock chipping the clear coat would let water in.

Or perhaps I could take the wall paper to a place that makes vinyl wraps and get them to copy it.

thoughts?
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Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:52 pm

I've clear coated over emulsion paint , lots of dry coats did it fine , do a test

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Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:08 pm

Don't know about wallpaper,but about 1977 when we used to go to Scarborough, Skegness etc there was a Lambretta,and all the bodywork was fully covered in newspaper cuttings from .... The Sun page 3 girls.... I'm sure that was clear coated over the newspaper.

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Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:42 pm

The clear coat would work but you will need plenty of coats id you want to be able to flat it down and 'loose' the edge. BUT your problem is going to be that the sunlight will make the ink in the wall paper fade. If you are serious about it you would be better off giving the paper to someone that makes spray masks and getting it sprayed on.

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Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:51 am

Or a clear vinyl wrap with the patern on it ?
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Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Google hydro dipping
Hydro dippers will make up any pattern you want.
I like the idea of wood chip and emulsion, in 1970's beige and brown.

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Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:14 pm

Meds wrote:Google hydro dipping
Hydro dippers will make up any pattern you want.
I like the idea of wood chip and emulsion, in 1970's beige and brown.
look

You would struggle to get one off patterns for dipping. Its madeby manufactures not the places that do the dipping. Mostvare in the middle east lots of new ones coming out all the time but not custom ones. Like zomeone said get a wrap done...... Job done. :D

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Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:59 pm

Meds wrote:Google hydro dipping
Hydro dippers will make up any pattern you want.
I like the idea of wood chip and emulsion, in 1970's beige and brown.
Surely it would be magnolia :lol:

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