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Old 07-28-2009, 01:39 PM
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Semi gloss black, what to get?

I am painting a few exterior parts on my project Semi gloss black. I want something that is very durable.

I have called every shop around and know one has a clue as that what I should get.

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Shoot it with black epoxy primer then clear coat with flat clear. You can also use shop line clear and add a flattening agent to get the exact look you want. It looks great and holds up well. Here is a link to a project we did that shows a step by step process. Hope it helps.

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Thanks, that looks awesome.

Isn't the problerm that i'm running into is that my local paint shops don't have a flat clear, or the flattening agents they need. I was told by one shop that Itrust that they have a single stage that's semi gloss.

I may need to pick up a little of that and give it a shot.
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just go on summit racing. com, You must live close anywaym shipping would be nothing
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"Matte" clear is what it usually called. It is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. Adding flattener always opens a can of worms. Matte clear is a no brainer.

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I shot a test panel once with Hot Rod Flatz single stage and it looked great.

I'm not sure any matte/satin paint is going to be particularly durable, though. If you rub up against it too hard or too many times, it tends to gloss and there is no way I'm aware of to fix those places.
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This is one of the reasons the Matte clear is so nice, it is way tougher than SS.

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This is one of the reasons the Matte clear is so nice, it is way tougher than SS.

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Well what does matte mean? Is it flat like primer? Semi gloss or a satin?
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"Matte" clear is what it usually called. It is the ONLY way to go in my opinion. Adding flattener always opens a can of worms. Matte clear is a no brainer.

Brian
I like the flattening agent because you can tweak it to the exact look you want. If you do use it make some test panels and write down how much flattener you used so that if you have to repair it will match. About a month after finishing the Chevy it was hit in the quarter panel. We knew how much to use so matching it was easy. I used Omni (PPG Brand) M148 flattener, P sheet shows 51oz per gallon for flat 45oz per gallon eggshell and 42oz per gallon semi gloss. Clear was Omni MC-161. Not hard to do but not as easy as matte clear.

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I decided to go with a single stage acrylic enamel. I had the paint shot mix up some gloss black and add a flattening agent. It worked out great.

I appreciate all the advise.

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