I have a radical thought regarding clear coat. I have scoop hole on a nearly perfect Jurassic Park that only has about 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch of wood damage. Instead of carving out wood to give it some bit then cleaning it up with wood epoxy, then clear coating it. Has anyone ever tried to use clear coat with a brush on technique directly on the wood damage; and just build layer upon layer of clear coat until you have ... well in my case have 3/16 of an inch of it.
I have have not tried it, but something got me thinking. I was experimenting on some scrap wood trying to mimic typical scoop hole wear and quick wood does not seem to stick very well (so to do it properly you have to make the damage worse, so you get some bit for the wood epoxy.) But if you were to start with well worn wood, it seems then if you were to clearcoat such a worn area, then the clear would penetrate into the fibers and give you some good bite as you built up layer upon layer.
Then you could paint it near the final layers.. then clear the painted area.
Would extremely thick clear coat have the tendency to chip like wood epoxy would?
Has anyone tried this?
Any thoughts are appreciated.