Originally Posted by jcclark
Let's stay on track here.
I really want to know what a "lower quality" clear is gonna
show differently down the road.
I'm not talking about a quality paint job but the symptoms
of the clear if it's lower quality.
Low quality clear can be overly sensitive to chemicals, solvents, bird droppings, and environmental fallout. It can lose gloss, get chalky, or even delaminate (peel off).
Sometimes the last thing can happen just from the clear being too thin, even if it's good clear you must apply enough clear for UV protection of the basecoat or the base will rot and basically shed the clear.