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Old 07-08-2006, 12:34 AM
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How can I get a flat finish out of this?

Hello everybody, first post in a long time. First of all, I am starting to consider paint for my truck, but I know very little about paint. I want a flat finish to it, I like the way it looks and it doesnt show quite as many imperfections, I don't think. This is my first project and it of course isn't flawless. A while back a good friend gave me some paint stuff for free, here's what I got...

2 gallons "Super Black" gloss enamel
1 gallon Primer Surfacer
1 gallon Specialty Reducer
2 qts Primer Sealer
2 qts Paint Reducer
and a quart of acetone.
All of it is Duplicolor brand.

I think he bought it to use on his project but the painter he was using wanted to use "his own stuff". Anyway, I have read about using flattener in paints and in clearcoat to get a flat finish. I don't want the truck to be glossy, but I hate not using that paint that I got for free. Could I put flattener in clearcoat over the black? I have no idea where to start. Long story short, I have glossy paint but I want flat paint, what can I do? I appreciate any advice. The truck isn't a show piece, it will not need to look perfect. I'll be driving it to school. Thanks in advance, everybody.

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Contact the paint manufacturer and ask them for their flattener. If they don't make one then all bets are off.
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