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Semi Flat Clear Coat

WHo has a good semi gloss, satin or flat clear to put over a DuPont or nason base coat. The one I used last night was DuPont clear with some flex additive in it. This is the mix given me by my paint jobber. Worked OK. Last time I used a Hot-Rod flat type of clear and it worked good, but the paint store does not handle it anymore.

Any other advice?

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PPG makes a flattener designed to be mixed into clear paints. It has mixing ratios on the can for different types of finish. I have used it in RM clear with no problems. The "full flat" mix is the most even finish. The "semigloss" tends to be shinier in areas that get sprayed "wetter"... like in corners.

Not sure... but I think the number is "DX468"???
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I used the PPG Deltron red oxide paint w/flat clear under my car to make it look correct.

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SPI has a flattening agent for their clears..when using a flattening agent it is good to shoot a test sample to make sure the finish meets your desires..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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