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Old 08-29-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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OK.. I think I messed up twice now.. first time wasn't my fault..

Anywho.. I was wondering.. the paint can says no Clear Coat required.. but should I clear coat anyways? How does Clearcoat affect the colour? IT seems to make white a lil darker.. but I don't know if it'* just me or not ( since I sprayed a piece of board with no clear coat.. and it seems brighter )

Colour is bright white ( not ghost white as the counter clerk told me )
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You should clear coat...the reason that car manufactures use base/clear paint it not only do metalics colors look/spray better with clear, The clear coat gives MUCH higher UV protection over single stage paint (shiny without clear). Single stage (laqure or emamle)doesnt have alot of UV resistance due to the fact that the pigments are at the surface (its the pigments that will fade and "break down"over time)
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K thanx.. clearcoated it.. but with todays humidity.. I hope it doesn't haze over or badly Wont' know till tomorrow as car is @ home right now.. and by the time I get home it'll be dark
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clear coat shouldnt haze over with humidity that is a problem usualy atributed to single stage laquer paint... im not saying that it cant but, it souldnt
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