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Spray Lacquer


#1

Recently there has been a discussion of laquers and someone mentioned
a product used by the auto industry. Unfortunately, I deleted the
message. I’m looking for this sort of product in a spray can. Can
anyone help me out on this. Thanks. KPK


#2
   Recently there has been a discussion of laquers .... 

To expand this discussion, I am curious if anyone has used Krylon
Matte Finish spray on their jewelry to seal the metal and prevent
tarnishing? (They make a non-matte as well.)

I have tried it on two different projects - first, and most
successful, was a copper, plasma cut, house address sign, which I
sprayed front and back with several light coats of the Matte Finish.
This was completed over 2 years ago, and the sign shows no signs of
tarnish despite being outdoors the entire time. The second project
was damascene inlay on steel, and since I neglected to clean up and
spray the back at the same time as the front, the piece is getting a
little rusty.

I have never used it on any precious metal, and so am curious if
anyone else has, and what the results were.

TIA, Ivy


#3

I’ve never had good luck with krylon. My husband is a paint
contractor and we’ve experimented with many laquers for jewelry over
the years, and the only one that has ever worked for me is
"plasti-kote" hi-performance classic fast dry lacquer, which is a
spray automotive lacauer which I buy at Pep Boys automotive. It comes
in a silver can. I used to do alot of brass and copper accents on
silver, and I havn’t had a piece come back yet (after over ten years)
Wendy Newman


#4

Dear Ivy, I have used it on one strange piece, ( a sterling object
which hangs on silver and gold chain). I know several jewelers who
use it on occaision on 47th St., though that doesn’t mean it is a
good thing to do! I’m not sure if it was matte or not. Becky