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Clearcoat peels from Rustoleum Multi Spec Paint where graphics are applied

May 4, 2012

Q. We recently started using Rustoleum's new MultiSpec paint with Nason clear coat. Having been spraying a similar product (Zolatone) for 10 yrs, we feel we've a pretty handle on the prep and process.
The problem we've uncounted is the clear coat is releasing anywhere we've applied graphics. This has happened on parts that have been cleared for weeks before the graphics were installed.
Other than under the graphics, the clear is fine. Looking forward to replies, thanks

Jim Johnston
- Arnold, Missouri, USA

May 4, 2012

A. Hi Jim.

A problem of graphics causing a specific brand and type of clearcoat to peel from a specific brand and type of paint is so specialized that you may have to rely on the manufacturer, rather than being able to find another reader who has used this combination and solved the problem. And we wouldn't want to see responses like "Change to Brand Y and you won't have this problem" :-(

But I should ask why you chose this clearcoat rather than one of the two designed to go with the MultiSpec? What requirement are you trying to meet that they don't meet? And what are your graphics: silk screening, decals, CO2 laser graphics? Thanks.


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