When looking close at the surface, I discovered that troweling on the clear flat had unforeseen consequences. Look at all those crazed lines:
In addition to the crazed surface, also notice that each of the decals has a border that doesn’t match the paint. Between the two, that has to go (actually, either by itself would be enough).
And go they did…ALL OF IT:
And that’s how I spent most of February…rubbing things down with alcohol and sanding. And the end result after painting it again is this:
Okay. This I can work with. Next is to put down (reworked) decals again. But this time I think I’m gonna try something a little bit different…