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best fish sealer?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by RBC, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. RBC

    RBC Member

    So what one do you recommend?
    Are they all created equal?
    Thanks for the input!
  2. M.T.

    M.T. Active Member

    What I have done for the last 40 years is seal the fish with the exact gloss that I use for the fini9sh coat. Wheather it's a urathane, a laquer, an enamal, Krylon, rustoleum. It doesn't matter. This whole deal about anti fungal sealer is bullchit, You dont need it.

  3. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The main reason I still apply a sealer coat to my skin mounts is to help me see where I may have missed some modelling. Usually, I miss something. (Then, of course when the whites go down I usually see another mistake or two!) It also helps bring out what markings are there with the sealer coat. Which, in turn helps me decide how much painting and how much tinting I'm going to do. For the record, I like to use Ace Instant Drying Lacquer. It only takes a thin coat ans it does dry quickly. It's also great for in-between layers if I want to seal things in. It dries so quickly that I don't have to worry much about it eating off any of my underlying waterbased paint. I literally wait only minutes at time to do this and have never had any issues. But, as M.T. mentioned most any clear coat will work...
  4. highlander

    highlander "There can be only One"

    I use modge podge in an aerosol can. works really great for sealing

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    ...and it doesn't affect the scale detail? Sounds interesting, works good on fin repair.
  6. highlander

    highlander "There can be only One"

    No sir, does not affect the scales