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Anyone have experience with this? What varnish/lacquer would you recommend? Any tips?
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Gary McCloskey
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I'm trying to just create the maps to be printed.
 
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Joshua Van Horn
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My biggest concern with doing this would be that the lacquer would fill in the edges of the tiles and they wouldn't fit together anymore.
 
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From my experiences with X-Wing maneuver dials, the cardboard center absorbs a lot of lacquer, so you would need a lot of coats to affect the outside dimensions.
 
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I'm getting ready to try varnishing my map tiles too. I got some spar varnish at the hardware store and have been applying coats to the cardboard elements of a lesser played game in my collection. I'm trying to do about 3 coats on either side. The residue is still sticky after drying, but that seems to go away after a few days.

The only problem I've had is the paintbrush I'm using is pretty well solidified by now, so it is harder to get an even coat. Anyone have tips on how to keep it flexible?
 
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R Dibny wrote:
I'm getting ready to try varnishing my map tiles too. I got some spar varnish at the hardware store and have been applying coats to the cardboard elements of a lesser played game in my collection. I'm trying to do about 3 coats on either side. The residue is still sticky after drying, but that seems to go away after a few days.

The only problem I've had is the paintbrush I'm using is pretty well solidified by now, so it is harder to get an even coat. Anyone have tips on how to keep it flexible?


Didn't you clean it ??
 
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Chris Guild
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Have you tried spray varnish?
 
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My tiles are ok after dozens of games, but I backhand people when they drag the minis across the tiles.
 
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My wear & tear comes not from in-game but rather from shuffling/sorting the tiles to find the right one to place

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I've been keeping mine in ziplock bags of 10 per bag in numerical order, I might transition to CD sleeves at some point. So far they look ok, but I might try varnishing if I can find good pictures/walkthroughs.
 
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