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Subject: Best product to coat blank labeled dice? rss

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Paul Paella
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I'm looking for success stories applying a clear coat to blank dice that have labels stuck to them, to protect the labels during plays.

I've read through all the other post in this forum on this topic (including one I made in 2012) and have dug up this data, and have these experiences:

- Clear nail polish seems to work well, but may be a bit streaky

- I've used Modge Podge on many game pieces in the past and for me it leaves too much sticky residue on the item to use ModgePodge again. Also, when the coated items contact each other for a prolonged period, or when exposed to heat/sunlight, the items stick to each other and need to be slightly pried apart.

- I've also used Vallejo clear coat to coat minis and it is also leaving a stickiness on the mini.

- Spray coating is difficult for me due to the extremely high humidity in our non-snow months. I can use a friends indoor spray area if needed, and it wouldn't be too much of a problem.

EDIT: grammars & clarifications
 
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Kent Reuber
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There are dice that have recessed faces, so that you can attach a label without the label ever coming into contact with a table. The example I know of is the original Battle Cry game:



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Paul Paella
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Those are nearly identical to the dice I have, but I still want to coat the dice in a protective coat, for extra special protection!
 
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Gianluca Casu
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What I do is cover the label in transparent adesive tape.then you cut the eccess, the label and glue it.
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Paul Paella
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capricorn_tm wrote:
What I do is cover the label in transparent adesive tape.then you cut the eccess, the label and glue it.


Do you tape both sides of the label? If so, maybe that protects the label from the glue seeping into the paper label?
 
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Kelly Krieble
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A thin layer of Elmer's white glue. Painted on with a small craft paintbrush.
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Games Workshop's purity seal spray lacquer works a treat if you can get around the weather (maybe do it in the wee small hours?)
 
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Gianluca Casu
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Ghorro wrote:


Do you tape both sides of the label? If so, maybe that protects the label from the glue seeping into the paper label?


No, after that gluing is difficult.i never had any discoloration due to white glue.

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