Originally Posted by 59RAMBLERSUPERWAGON
Base Clear does not compute in my minimal knowledge of paint. I understand 1 stage no clear coat and 2 stage base and clear coat.
Forgive my ignorance and help me understand the lingo so I dont sound as ignorant at the paint store.
No problem, Single stage paint is any paint that the catalyst or the hardner is added to the colour. Base clear is when you simply reduce the base, apply it, and in order to get your shine, you then apply a clear coat with a catalyst or hardner to achieve the gloss your looking for. Base clear in my opinion is easier to use because, if you have metallics you can easily adjust them prior to clearing, single stage you need to even out the metallics while the paint is wet. I don't know if your colour is a metallic colour or not, regardless, base clear is much more forgiving than single stage and more durable.
Happy to answer any other questions and give opinions.