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Fish sealer

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by scot14222, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. scot14222

    scot14222 New Member

    I saw a guy using shellac on a you tube video for fish sealer and was looking for a second opinion , could someone let me know if they have used it for that.

  2. Shooterschoice

    Shooterschoice work is for people who dont fish

    theres alot of people that use shell ac as fish sealer i personally dont i use super fish sealer from research mannakins

  3. i use shellac then paint it then coat the entire fish in enviro-tex works for me
  4. Shellac, seals everything and works perfect everytime.
  5. I seal with shellac and have for almost 40 years!
  6. linder

    linder New Member

    And you can get this at Wal-Mart ?
  7. I've found it best to seal with the same product that you're going to gloss with, for compatibility issues. Read the contents of the cans and go from there. Last one I did I sealed with automotive urethane clear, sealed to set colors in middle of paint job (before markings) and then glossed with same product. Try the automotive clears, I'll bet you're eventually going to end up using them down the road. Spray with a detail gun and use a respirator. Clean up with enamel reducer.
    I've had paint jobs "checker" because of non-compatible products, ouch! Hope this helps........John
  8. Re: Re: Fish sealer

    X2 on Super Fish Sealer.

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  9. scot14222

    scot14222 New Member

    Thanks for the info guys, it sounds like shellac is pretty good deal.
  10. Shellac is a sealer, you can seal with shellac, and once it is dry spray lacquer over it, or water based or any of the auto semi urethane's! Then you can come back and spray additional colors over that.
  11. xtpoz

    xtpoz New Member

    I have been painting cars for over 10 years and would never think of using clear as a sealer. Clear is a top coat. Sounds risky to me and might bubble in time.
  12. Sometimes I use 4 to 1 auto clear coat as a sealer. I haven't had any issues with it.
  13. Chuckleberry

    Chuckleberry New Member

    I have used Bullseye Shellac and found that the paint cracks
    Go with the same sealer as gloss.
  14. xtpoz

    xtpoz New Member

    Did you ever see a car with the paint peeling off and where it came off is still glossy looking? That's because someone painted over the clear without scuffing it first. The paint had nothing to adhere too. However I don't know if a fish would have the same reaction as quick or not due to it not being exposed to direct sun light. "I personally" would not take that risk.

    Some clears do have a time frame that they can be recoated before they seal over.
  15. SInce 1977 I have not had any fish sealed with shellac then painted crack. Kilz used in homes to seal under water based, oil based and tons of other types of paints is shellac.

    My bet if you have paint cracking, the fish was not dry!
  16. Chuckleberry

    Chuckleberry New Member

    I should have been more specific. lifetone off white on my walleye fins was the only paint that cracked.
    I started useing lifetone sealer after that with no troubles.