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Old 06-22-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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So I've got a small collection of those cardboard beer coasters from various bars. I'd like to use them as everyday coasters, but don't want them ruined either. Any recommendations for making them a little more permanent? My thought was to cover them in some spray lacquer...what do you guys think?

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Old 06-22-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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The lacquer might make the ink run, but give it a try.

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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Maybe some self adhesive laminate? There's a kind that's made just for photos so I'm sure it would be fine for coasters

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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if you cover them in something that protects them then they will no longer be coasters as the point of a coaster is to absorb water and anything you put on them is going to make them not absorb water

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The spray lacquer should work just fine. Put on about 5 very thin coats.

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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I used to work for a floor covering place and I used to make coasters for my inlaws pub out of carpet scraps. They worked very well and when they got nasty we would just toss them out as I always could make more. They also make a great mini Disc Golf disc, get a little druck and start wizzing them at buddies

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Scan them and make more.

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