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Old 10-04-2006, 09:17 PM
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Hello everyone,
i am new to your forums. I am 36 years old, and am currently restoring an 89 Camaro for my wife. about 19 years ago, in the late 80's, was the last time i did any bodywork. We decided this summer that i would like a new project. This is where i am at, i did all the bodywork on the camaro, and jambed the car with Dupont Centari Acrylic Enamel (i know most people would say dont use this, but this was the stuff i used 18 years ago so i was familiar with it). I have another gallon of Centari, in Code 65 Hugger orange that i am about to apply. I want to know, should i put a clear coat over this after i paint it, and if i should, what brand or type should i use. The jambs came out great, nice and glossy as is, but if i can do anything to improve the look and durability, i would like to do it. I already have all the Ae materials here, so i am sticking with that, but any advice is appreciated.
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You can spray a urethane clear over the centari if you let the enamel cure up some, any urethane clear will work. Let that Centari cure up for a week then lightly scuff it and shoot on your clear. DuPont also had a clear designed for use with Centari and they called it a 2000 pack, not sure if it's still available but it was sprayed wet on wet over the paint.
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It looks like DuPont calls it Ultra Pack now-
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Sweet, I'm a fellow G3 Camaro (83 Z28 w/350TBI & T56) owner. Yes, I would certainly clear over the Centari. Red/orange is one of the worst colors, when it comes to fading. Most all clears contain UV protection to prevent fading. I assure you if you leave that Hugger Orange Centari in the sun without clear, it will turn to a funky coral or some other undesirable orangish color.

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Can you please shed more light on this ultra pack? Is this applied immediately after the color coat, while it is still wet? I see an item on the website, 1K pak, says to mix 3 parts centari to 2 parts 1K reducer. Not sure if this is what you are talking about.
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